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Hairstyles And Fashion

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The way a society deals with hair speaks volumes about its structures, its wealth, and its values. How is hair arranged? Is it left long or cut short? How often is it washed? Do men and women treat their hair differently and what does this tell us about gender?

This stimulating book contains articles written by the Paris hairstylist Emile Long between December 1910 and December 1920 for an English trade journal. Long's purpose in writing was to keep English coiffeurs informed about the goings-on in the world of fashion and hairdressing in France, and especially in Paris. In doing so he has provided us with a personal cultural history of the world's most fashionable city in a period that stretches from the end of the Belle Epoque, through the First World War, and into the opening year of the Roaring Twenties. His investigation of hairstyles and fashion inevitably leads him to a fascinating discussion of important historical issues: the 'true' nature of Woman; the genesis and democratization of fashion; and popular attitudes towards hygiene. With his engaging literary style Long invites us to think about consumer habits and technology, notions of fashion and cleanliness, and changing ideals of femininity and the social order.

Students and scholars of history, fashion and French society will enjoy these rich and revealing accounts of what hair means to identity and culture.


Drawing Fashion & Style

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A fabulous step-by-step guide to fashion drawing.

Beautiful full-colour illustrations will inspire readers, and easy-to-follow steps teach the reader how to create their own fashion drawings.

The book includes a comprehensive introduction section with tips on the best drawing tools, fashion line styles, inking and colouring, and basic figure construction.

About the Author

British designer and illustrator, Hilary Lovell, has been working in the fashion industry for fourteen years. She has worked for high-profile fashion houses such as Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, and Estee Lauder, as well as British High Street chains Marks and Spencer and Next. She was the Senior Fashion Designer for Sindy dolls and has designed children's clothing and nursery ranges for the UK and worldwide.


Period Hairstyles For Studio, Stage And Screen

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Every period in history has its classic hairstyles: the bob cut for Twenties elegance, the flip hairstyle for the Fifties and the long, centre-parted mane of the Seventies.

If you need to create a period hairstyle for a film, stage production or fashion shoot, this book is a most trusted companion. Its coverage is broad: from ancient priestesses and Egyption queens, via Elizabethan courtiers, to the classic styles of all decades in the twentieth century.

With clear instructions and close-up photography showing how to create more than a hundred vintage styles this is a welcome resource for the dressing room.

About the Author

Kit Spencer is an experienced make-up artist and hair stylist with a background in producing make-up for television, film, and music videos. She is the author of Period Make-up for the Stage and Screen.


A Bright Cold Day [fashion Photo Book]

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This fashion photo book will light up your day with 30 stunningly dark photographs.

"Black is such a happy color!" -Floyd, Model


High And Low Style In Italian Renaissance Art

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During the later 15th and in the 16th centuries pictures began to be made without action, without place for heroism, pictures more rueful than celebratory. In part, Renaissance art adjusted to the social and economic pressures with an art we may be hard pressed to recognize under that same rubric-an art not so much of perfected nature as simply artless. Granted, the heroic and epic mode of the Renaissance was that practiced most self-consciously and proudly. Yet it is one of the accomplishments of Renaissance art that heroic and epic subjects and style occasionally made way for less affirmative subjects and compositional norms, for improvisation away from the Vitruvian ideal. The limits of idealizing art, during the very period denominated as High Renaissance, is a topic that involves us in the history of class prejudice, of gender stereotypes, of the conceptualization of the present, of attitudes toward the ordinary, and of scruples about the power of sight
Exploring the low style leads us particularly to works of art intended for display in private settings as personally owned objects, potentially as signs of quite personal emotions rather than as subscriptions to publicly vaunted ideologies. Not all of them show shepherds or peasants; none of them-not even Giorgione's "La tempesta"-is a classic pastoral idyll. The"rosso stile" is to be understood as more comprehensive than that. The issue is not only who is represented, but whether the work can or cannot be fit into the mold of a basically affirmative art.



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