Bloomsbury Berg Fashion Library

Now available on the award-winning Bloomsbury Fashion Central platform, the Berg Fashion Library is the leading source of scholarly, multidisciplinary information on all aspects of dress and fashion worldwide, from pre-history to the present day. It offers integrated access to a comprehensive range of academic and reference titles from Bloomsbury’s extensive fashion list, plus a vast collection of images from the world’s greatest museum collections. Specially commissioned teaching materials and bibliographic guides are also available.

Content Highlights include:
  • The landmark 10-volume Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion – which contains 2,000 images and in-depth articles written by expert scholars – plus online-exclusive articles
  • Academic ebooks, reference works including A-Z of Fashion and The Dictionary of Fashion History, and important classic and modern writings on fashion
  • Color images from prestigious partners such as the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, MoMu, and the Commercial Pattern Archive
  • From Valentino: Master of Couture to Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, exclusive information and images from important exhibitions held at leading museums including The Museum at FIT, Brooklyn Museum, Somerset House and the Museo de la Moda

Features include:
  • An interactive timeline enables users to explore the development of world dress and fashion throughout history from prehistory to the present day
  • Indexed according to the same specialist taxonomy as Bloomsbury’s other digital fashion resources, the Berg Fashion Library can be cross-searched alongside the Fashion Photography Archive, the Fairchild Books Library, and Fairchild Books on the Bloomsbury Fashion Central platform

Subscribers to the Bloomsbury Berg Fashion Library get an additional 5% discount for the Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive.

More information is available at Bloomsbury Berg Fashion Library

This resource is available via annual subscription. LYRASIS members may subscribe at any time.

LYRASIS has negotiated a central license with the best possible terms. Participating institutions placing new orders will be asked to agree to abide by the terms at that time.

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