Hardback 472pp Illustrated
9780199210985   Product Code: 79775
Easy to recognise, hard to define, glamour has never had such a hold on the pubic imagination as it has in today's celebrity culture. But what exactly is it? This first-ever history of glamour, from the imaginative synthesis of wealth, beauty and notoriety in late 18th century France to Paris Hilton today, captures the excitement and sex appeal of glamour while exposing its mechanism and exploring its seedy and sometimes tragic underside.