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Beauty and cosmetics, 1550-1950

Author: Sarah Jane Downing
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Long Island City, NY : Shire, 2012, ©2012.
Series: Shire library, no. 633.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Jane Downing
ISBN: 9780747808398 0747808392
OCLC Number: 757931281
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: The sin of vanity --
The fairy queen --
Pale and lovely --
Beauty and blackmail --
The actress and the ingenue --
From elegance to expression --
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Series Title: Shire library, no. 633.
Responsibility: Sarah Jane Downing.


The source of tremendous power and focus of incredible devotion, throughout history notions of beauty have been integral to social life. Each age has had its own standards: a gleaming white brow  Read more...


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