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The artifice of beauty : a history and practical guide to perfumes and cosmetics

Author: Sally Pointer
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2005.
Series: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This unique book traces the way in which we have adorned, perfumed and presented ourselves from the earliest prehistoric evidence through to the dawn of the multi-million-dollar cosmetics industry of the twentieth century. We discover what the perfumes found in Tutankhamun's tomb would have smelt like, what made the medieval woman synonymous with 'the lily and the rose', and where the most fashionable places to buy  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Pointer
ISBN: 0750938870 9780750938877
OCLC Number: 58554165
Description: xviii, 302 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. The history of perfumes and cosmetics --
1. The earliest evidence --
2. The ancient world --
3. The Classical Greek and Roman world --
4. The early Medieval Period --
5. The Middle Ages --
6. The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries --
7. The Eighteenth Century --
8. The Nineteenth Century --
9. The Twentieth Century and beyond. pt. II. A guide to recreating perfumes and cosmetics, with selected recipes adapted for modern use --
10. A-Z of cosmetic and perfume ingredients --
11. Tools, implements and cosmetic containers --
12. Adapting early recipes to modern usage --
13. Modern cosmetic pigments --
14. Weights and measures --
Appendix 1: Ingredients listed by classical authors --
Appendix 2: Abdeker's 'Library of the Toilet', 1754.
Series Title: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Responsibility: Sally Pointer.


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