Face paint : The Story of Makeup. / Lisa Eldridge.
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- ISBN: 9781613128183 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015.
Makeup, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices. In Face Paint, Lisa Eldridge reveals the entire history of the art form, from Egyptian and Classical times up through the Victorian age and golden era of Hollywood, and also surveys the cutting-edge makeup science of today and tomorrow. Face Paint explores the practical and idiosyncratic reasons behind makeup's use, the actual materials employed over generations, and the glamorous icons that people emulate and how they achieved their effects. An engaging history of style, it is also a social history of women and the ways in which we can understand their lives through the prism and impact of makeup.
Electronic reproduction. New York : Abrams Image, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 26685 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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