Kevin Clarke Beards: An Unshaved History

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Beards: An Unshaved History

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“Why is it that, 100,000 years ago, our ancestors started removing hair from their faces and bodies, using stone tweezers and shells? Why did gays adopt the beard as a sign of liberation in the 1970s? And why is everyone wearing beards again today, from Taliban to hipsters, bankers to fashion models? This book is a journey through time, ideologies, and changing styles, and asks the perennial question: What makes a man a man?” These are questions Kevin Clarke explores in his groundbreaking cultural history book Beards. In addition to his view on the clones of the 1970s and their recent return, there are interviews and facts about beards as well as photographs showing how beautiful a man’s beard can be. The ultimate guide to the history of male facial hair. In English and German!

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In his cultural history best-seller Beards, Kevin Clarke shows us male facial hair from a stunning new perspective, extensively illustrated and bilingual (English/German).

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"Kevin Clarke (*1967) studied musicology and literary history in Berlin and Milan. He did his PhD at Free University Berlin about Emmerich Kálmán and the Transatlantic Operetta. In 2007, his books Glitter and be Gay: Die authentische Operette und ihre schwulen Verehrer [The Authentic Operetta and Its Gay Admirers] as well as Im Weißen Rössl – Auf den Spuren eines Welterfolgs [The White Horse Inn―On the Track of a Global Success.] In 2010, Kevin Clarke curated the exhibition about Erik Charell at Schwules Museum Berlin. Also there, he is one of the curators of the Porn Exhibition in 2014. Since 2006, he conducts the Operetta Research Center Amsterdam. Meanwhile, he is also devoted to gay history and LGBT subjects. During fall semester 2013/14 at University of Vienna, he taught a gender course about operetta (“... and a bit queer as well!”) It was in Vienna as well that he curated the exhibition World of the Operetta for the Theatermuseum, featuring the section “The Origin of the Operetta out of the Notion of Pornography.” In 2013, Bruno Gmünder published his book Beards―An Unshaved History which is now available in a softcover edition. Prior to that, Porn―From Andy Warhol to X-Tube was published. His last book, The Art of Looking―The Life and Treasures of Collector Charles Leslie (2015) received praise by international LGBT decision makers."

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