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The Face of the Century: 100 Years of Makeup and Style

De Castelbajac, Kate; Richardson, Nan, and Chermayeff, Catherine (Edited by)

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ISBN 10: 0500016771 / ISBN 13: 9780500016770
Published by Thames and Hudson, London, 1995
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Cloth, gilt, 192 pp., illus. (some col.), ports., biblio.; 32 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. First Edition. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Richly illustrated with colour plates. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 056554

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Title: The Face of the Century: 100 Years of Makeup...

Publisher: Thames and Hudson, London

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st.

Book Type: Collectible

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From the flapper look of the 1920s to the voluptuousness of the 1930s, from the psychedelic 1960s to the retro elegance of the 1990s, style has always been a reflection of society and culture. This book looks at the concept of women's make-up and style in the 20th century, a time of change and experimentation in Europe and the USA. The book traces the evolution of make-up and style in Western society from 1900 to the present day, decade by decade, using a timeline to chart the highlights of each era. Giving insight into the worlds of fashion photography, film, theatre, art, music, science and the cosmetic industry, the book discusses the impact of beauty on society and analyzes changing social attitudes towards make-up. The book also looks at the changing face of each decade, discussing some of the 20th century's well-known beauties, including Mary Pickford, Catherine Deneuve, Josephine Baker, Twiggy, Elizabeth Taylor and Nadja Auerman, captured in photographs by Beaton, Horst, Newton and Testino.

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