Face to face : Shiseido and the manufacture of beauty, 1900-2000 (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Face to face : Shiseido and the manufacture of beauty, 1900-2000

Author: Lynn Gumpert; Amelia Arenas; Grey Art Gallery.
Publisher: New York : Grey Art Gallery, New York University, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Face to Face explores how the production and use of cosmetics illuminates some of the amazing cultural, social, and aesthetic changes that have taken place over the last century. "Makeup is one means by which we can create or enhance identities, and Shiseido provides a particularly powerful lens through which we can see how this process has evolved. Not only is Shiseido a leading cosmetics company, but it is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Expositions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Gumpert; Amelia Arenas; Grey Art Gallery.
ISBN: 0934349150 9780934349154
OCLC Number: 45223464
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held Sept. 15-Oct. 28, 2000.
Description: 175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Face value: an introduction / Lynn Gumpert --
Face to face: a photo essay --
Reflections on make-up: a conversation / Durairaj Maheswaran and Kathy Peiss, moderated by Lynn Gumpert --
Remarkable design: a history of Shiseido / Hiroshi Kashiwagi --
Beauty in Japan and in the West / Shuji Takashina --
Before and after: the origins of looking good / Amelia Arenas --
The faces of Shiseido / Michiko Shimamori --
About face / Kiyokazu Washida.
Responsibility: edited by Lynn Gumpert ; with contributions by Amelia Arenas [and others].

Abstract:

Face to Face explores how the production and use of cosmetics illuminates some of the amazing cultural, social, and aesthetic changes that have taken place over the last century. "Makeup is one means by which we can create or enhance identities, and Shiseido provides a particularly powerful lens through which we can see how this process has evolved. Not only is Shiseido a leading cosmetics company, but it is also--quite consciously--a cultural force, whose design department has from the very beginning promoted a modern life style, where the arts play an essential role. Shiseido's spectacular graphics and product designs reveal just how much the visual and commercial arts have always borrowed from each other."

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