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Facing Beauty - Painted Women and Cosmetic Art (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R926
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Facing Beauty - Painted Women and Cosmetic Art (Hardcover, New): Aileen Ribeiro

Facing Beauty - Painted Women and Cosmetic Art (Hardcover, New)

Aileen Ribeiro

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Throughout the history of the Western world, countless attempts have been made to define beauty in art and life, especially with regard to women's bodies and faces. "Facing Beauty" examines concepts of female beauty in terms of the ideal and the real, investigating paradigms of beauty as represented in art and literature and how beauty has been enhanced by cosmetics and hairstyles.

This thought-provoking book discusses the shifting perceptions of female beauty, concentrating on the period from about 1540 to 1940. It begins with the Renaissance, when a renewed emphasis on the individual was reflected in the celebration of beauty in the portraits of the day. The fluid, sensual lines of the Baroque period initiated a shift toward a more "natural" look, giving way in the 18th century to a more stylized and artificial face, a mask of ideal beauty. By the late 19th century, commercial beauty preparations had become more readily available, leading to new technological developments within the beauty industry in the early 20th century. Beauty salons and the wider availability of cosmetics revolutionized the way women saw themselves.

Ravishing images of some of the most beautiful women in history, both real and ideal, accompanied by illustrations from costume books, fashion plates, advertisements, caricatures, and cosmetics, bring the evolving story of beauty to life.

General

Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2011
First published: November 2011
Authors: Aileen Ribeiro
Dimensions: 279 x 229 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 256
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-12486-6
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects
Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > Art styles not limited by date
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Painting & paintings
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > Art styles not limited by date > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Painting & paintings > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Aesthetics
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Human figures depicted in art
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Human figures depicted in art > Portraits in art
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Aesthetics
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LSN: 0-300-12486-4
Barcode: 9780300124866

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