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Research Links & Shopping Guide

This section is to help designers and artisans find the information they need on the web.  The plan is that it will be everything from basic period research to where to shop on and off the web.  We are definitely looking for input from you!  If you've got some great research links from a show - send them in!

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History of  Architecture & Decor
The Ancient City of Athens:
Sites & Monuments
This site has lovely views of the sites of Ancient Athens, Greece. Non-Show Specific
Architecture Through the Ages Loaded with information on areas it covers: Mexico, Peru, Italy, Greece, China, Egypt and a separate section on Cathedrals.  Good pictures and descriptions.  Site itself is a little on the busy side - but good content. Non-Show Specific
Period and Style for Designers This is a site from Tulane University.  It is for high level BFA students or first year MFA.  It covers from Ancient Egypt to the present in words and images. Non-Show Specific
Renaissance and Baroque Architecture: Architectural History 102 The site has slides that the professor used in his class at University of Virginia.  No explanatory text, but the index is well organized if you are looking for images from this period. Non-Show Specific
The Museum of Reconstructions As of September 1999 - they were running an online 3D exhibit of the Mnesides' Proyplaia - the doorway to the Athenian Acropolis of Ancient Greece.  The images are three dimensional reconstructed pictures of what the Proyplaia might have looked like in amazing detail.

recommended site

Non-Show Specific

 

History of Fashion
The Costume Gallery 500 web pages, 1800 images - covers a lot of ground!  Includes a  few shopping resources as well. Non-Show Specific
Regency Fashion Page Very narrow category - but a lot on it. Non-Show Specific
Vintage Vixen's Fashion History Page Really good fashion history primer, no picture though.  Covers from the 1900's -1970's. And shockingly enough - they have a store where you can buy their stuff.

recommended site

Non-Show Specific
Fashion History A basic primer - no pictures Non-Show Specific
The CTAHR Historic Costume Collection The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources hosts this site.  It has four subsections: (Asian, Hawaiian, Ethnic, Western) each with a couple pictures and text describing the images.  The museum itself houses a large collection however and there are links to individual exhibitions that have more pictures and information. Non-Show Specific
The History of Costume - Online
by Braun & Schneider - c.1861-1880
This is the text index which leads to great pictures from this book.  There are images from ancient Egypt to the Late Nineteenth Century.

recommended site

Non-Show Specific

 

Cigarrettes
Jim's Burnt Offerings Period (1880-Now) cigarrette packages, artwork & acoutrement.

Please note:  The owner of this site shoudl be contacted if you intend to use any of the images on this site.
recommended site

Found for: Chemistry of Change - The Round House Theatre - 1999
The Cigarrette Package Colletor's Corner All manner of cigarrette packages from all over the world. Found for: Chemistry of Change - The Round House Theatre - 1999

 
 

1950's
Literature and Culture of the 1950's A link to links about life in the 1950's Found for: Chemistry of Change - The Round House Theatre - 1999

 
 

California
California Native Plants Everything you ever needed to know about plant life in CA. Found for: Chemistry of Change - The Round House Theatre - 1999
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Needed racing slips - might as well get them from the right track.  All kinds of nifty info about the track including .pdf racing forms. Found for: Chemistry of Change - The Round House Theatre - 1999

 
 
 
 
 

Shopping Guide

Plants, Trees, and Assorted Foliage
Autograph Foliage A wholesale silk/plastic plant company.  A great selection, with really good prices. To get the catalog and order you need the tax code for your theatre.   Online ordering is not available so give time for catalog to arrive.  Found for: Chemistry of Change - The Round House Theatre - 1999
Flower & Leaf  Good selection & prices Okay, they're products are good, but i had quite a hassel getting my stuff on time.  I will say that in the end all was well, and that i would give them a second chance. Found for: Chemistry of Change - The Round House Theatre - 1999
West Coast Naturals Preserved trees, good prices I ordered a 6 foot Eucalyptus tree and got just what I ordered.  Warning - preserved Eucalyptus have a very strong odor! Found for: Chemistry of Change - The Round House Theatre - 1999
Silk Gardens Silk plants, etc Didn't actually order from these people - so can't actually recommend them Found for: Chemistry of Change - The Round House Theatre - 1999
Cutter's Mill Silk plants, etc. Didn't actually order from these people - so can't actually recommend them Found for: Chemistry of Change - The Round House Theatre - 1999

 

Antiques
Washington Post Antiques Guide Comprehensive Guide to Antique shopping in the Metro DC area. Sorry about the link to links, but this guide is a great way to learn about the antique shopping areas around DC. Non-Show Specific

 

Decorative Accessories and Chachka
Japanese Gifts Things for the garden and home with a Japanese style.  Also links to research on the Japanese culture. I purchased colored paper lanterns from them.  I was perfectly happy with the products and service. Found for: Chemistry of Change - The Round House Theatre - 1999
Funk and Junk "Cool Stuff for Cool People at Cool Prices' -pretty much covers it.  They are actually located in Alexandria, Va - so that cuts down shipping time for the DC crowd.  I've never ordered from them - but I've used them for research many times. Found for:  A Raisin in the Sun - Olney Theatre Center - 1998

 

Period / Vintage Clothing
Vintage Vixen Period clothing at good prices.  Men's and womens day, evening and casual wear.  They also have a fashion history primer. Have to admit, I'm impressed with the prices.  Really good pictures and descriptions. Non-Show Specific
Last update: 9/29/99
 
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