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Glamour : a history

Author: Stephen Gundle
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Glamour is one of the most tantalizing and bewitching aspects of contemporary culture--but also one of the most elusive. The aura of celebrity, the style of the fashion world, the vanity of the rich and beautiful, and the publicity-driven rites of café society are all imbued with magnetism. But what exactly is glamour? Where does it come from? And can anyone quite capture its magic? From eighteenth-century Paris to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Historia
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gundle, Stephen, 1956-
Glamour.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)892054281
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Gundle
ISBN: 9780199210985 0199210985
OCLC Number: 180470035
Description: xii, 472 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Glamour and modernity --
Urban enchantments --
The birth of sex appeal --
Wealth, style, and spectacle --
Café society and publicity --
The Hollywood star system --
Paris, Rome, and the Riviera --
Glamour and mass consumption --
Photography and the female image --
Style, pastiche, and excess --
Contemporary glamour.
Responsibility: Stephen Gundle.
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Stephen Gundle explains what glamour is, where it came from, and how it has developed over the last two centuries - right up to the present day.  Read more...

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A substantial book about an insubstantial, yet somehow fascinating, topic.' Jonathan Sale, Independent This book is essential reading for anyone interested in or working within popular culture, Read more...

 
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