0750938870
The artifice of beauty : a history and practical guide to perfumes and cosmetics / Sally Pointer.
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Author: Pointer, Sally.
Publication year: 2005
Format: Book
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2005.
ISBN: 9780750938877 (hbk.) : 0750938870 (hbk.) :
Description:
Why did Egyptians wear so much make up? How did the fashionable Elizabethan deal with bathing, lice and excessive facial hair? This study traces the way in which we have adorned, perfumed and presented ourselves from the earliest prehistoric evidence right through to the dawn of the multi-million dollar cosmetics industry.
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xviii, 302 p. : ill. (some col.), col. ports. ; 25 cm.

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