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Beauty and Cosmetics 1550-1950 (Shire Library)

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Exhibiting enormous power or inspiring incredible devotion, throughout history beauty has been women's chief asset. Each age has required its own standard - a gleaming white brow during the Renaissance, the black eyebrows considered charming in the early 18th century, or the thin lips thought desirable to the Victorians. For those naturally blessed, their beauty could ensure a good marriage, offer social mobility, fame or notoriety whereas those without such obvious gifts would resort to any ends to achieve an illusion of beauty.

Ours is not the only age when beauty is celebrated but also judged and quantified. From the color of the ear to the transparency of the teeth the benchmark for every aspect of beauty has been set and women - and some men - have applied themselves wholeheartedly risking their lives using poisonous chemicals, their fortunes at the risk of blackmail, or the wrath of God, to reach the desired targets.

From Queen Elizabeth I who used dangerous quantities of white lead to give her complexion the illusion of a youthful lustre, to Marilyn Monroe who blended 4 shades of lipstick to emphasise her perfect pout this book will examine some of the more unusual cosmetic practices contemplated in beauty's name.

About the Author

Sarah Jane Downing is a freelance writer with a special interest in the eighteenth century. She has written widely about the arts, contributing to national and local magazines and newspapers. She has written 'The English Pleasure Garden' and 'Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen' for Shire.

Table of Contents

The Sin of Vanity

The Fairy Queen

Pale and Lovely

Beauty and Blackmail

The Actress and the Ingénue

From Elegance to Expression

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747808398
Author:
Downing, Sarah
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Author:
Downing, Sarah Jane
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Beauty General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 MONO; 165 COL
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.24 x 5.84 x 0.18 in 0.32 lb

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