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Glamour : a history

Author: Stephen Gundle
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Gundle
ISBN: 9780199569786 0199569789 9780199210985 0199210985
OCLC Number: 751807790
Description: xii, 472 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Glamour and modernity --
Urban enchantments --
The birth of sex appeal --
Wealth, style, and spectacle --
Cafe 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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Covering over two centuries in an inevitably fast paced 400 pages, Stephen Gundle is persuasive. * Hannah Greig, BBC History Magazine *

 
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