Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Clothing Artifact - Methods of Analysis and Attribution

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Katarina Nina Simončič, Assist. Prof.
Study Textile Science and Technology - postgraduate
Course summary 30
Precondition for testing
Lecture type lectures, seminars, practice
Exercise type seminars
Subject content The methods of analysis are applied through exercises on examples of clothing artefacts of different stylistic periods. Interpretations of results are based on inter disciplinary approach. The course specifically discusses problems derived from comparative analysis. Comprehensive analysis covering the content of the artefacts, its historical and present-day reception
Aim of course Introduction and historical overview of methods of analysis of historical artefacts. Managing clothing artefacts from their discovery to the conservation institute. Documenting clothing artefacts: category, typology and attribution. Usage of archival data and historical analysis.
Literature necessary for course Jenny Tiramani (editor), Susan North (Editor): Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013.
Roberta Orsi-Landini and Bruna Niccoli: Moda a Firenze 1540-1580: Lo Stile di Eleonora di Toledo e la sua influenza, Edizioni Polistampa; Bilingual editio, 2007.
Roberta Orsi-Landini: Moda a Firenze 1540-1580: Cosimo I de Medici's Style, Edizioni Polistampa; Bilingual edition, 2011.