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Hair : An Illustrated History - ILL by Susan J. Vincent (Hardcover)

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Bobs, beards, blondes and beyond, Hair takes us on a lavishly illustrated journey into the world of this remarkable substance and our complicated and fascinating relationship with it.

Taking the key things we do to it in turn, this book captures its importance in the past and into the present: to individuals and society, for health and hygiene, in social and political challenge, in creating ideals of masculinity and womanliness, in being a vehicle for gossip, secrets and sex.

Using art, film, personal diaries, newspapers, texts and images, Susan J. Vincent unearths the stories we have told about hair and why they are important. From ginger jibes in the seventeenth century to bobbed-hair suicides in the 1920s, from hippies to Roundheads, from bearded women to smooth metrosexuals, Hair shows the significance of the stuff we nurture, remove, style and tend. You will never take it for granted again.

Number of Pages: 250 p. ;
Genre: Art, History
Sub-Genre: Social History, Fashion & Accessories
Series Title: Elements of Dress
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Susan J. Vincent
Language: English
Street Date: October 4, 2018
TCIN: 53921387
UPC: 9780857851703
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-6812
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