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|ISBN:||9780199556496 0199556490 9780199639625 0199639620|
|Notes:||Originally published: 2010.|
|Description:||xiv, 412 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||pt. 1. Beauty imagined; 1. Scent and Paris; 2. How do I look?; 3. Cleanliness and civilization --
pt. 2. Beauty diffused; 4. Beauty amid war and depression; 5. The television age; 6. Global ambitions meet local markets; 7. The uncertain identity of beauty --
pt. 3. Beauty reimagined; 8. Challenges from new quarters; 9. Globalization and tribalization --
Conclusion: The dream machine.
Geoffrey Jones ... intimates in the title of his detailed economic history of the beauty business, Beauty Imagined , that [beauty] is created by the collective will of a consumer society. Assessing