Newly revised and updated, The Costume Designer's Handbook is now more comprehensive than ever and is the backbone of any costume designer's library since its original publication in 1983. Features of this new edition include: a foreword by Arvin Brown, Artistic Director of the Long Wharf Theatreguidance on how to read and analyze a playplans for establishing a costume plotinsights into working with directors and other designersresources for doing historical researcha discussion of the properties of colorsketching, drawing, and drafting techniquesan 8-page color insert150 black-and-white photos, drawings, and chartsa complete, up-to-date reference section