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Glamour : a history

Author: Stephen Gundle
Publisher: Oxford : University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st publ. in paperbackView all editions and formats
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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.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Gundle
ISBN: 9780199210985 0199210985 9780199569786 0199569789
OCLC Number: 751110052
Description: XII, 472 s. ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Walter Scott and the origins of glamour ; 2. 1. Building the shopping city in London and Paris ; 3. The birth of sex appeal ; 4. Wealth and style in the gilded age ; 5. Cafe society and the publicity phenomenon ; 6. The Hollywood star system ; 7. The Riviera touch ; 8. Glamour for the masses ; 9. Photography and the public image ; 10. Style, pastiche, and excess ; 11. Harlots and heiresses ; Conclusion
Responsibility: Stephen Gundle.
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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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