Facing Beauty

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Focusing on women’s faces, real and ideal, as depicted in art, Professor Fry’s study examines shifting perceptions of female beauty during the period from the Renaissance to 1940, and explores the concept and reality of applied beauty – the face enhanced by cosmetics. After an introduction surveying ideals of beauty throughout history, the in-depth discussion is accompanied by over 220 photographs and reproductions ranging from Bellini’s Young Woman at her Toilette (1525) to Sir James Gunn’s portrait of Pauline Waiting (1939).

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Facing Beauty

Facing Beauty

Painted Women and Cosmetic Art

Hardback384pp Illustrated280x228mm

9780300124866     Product Code: 225416

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Focusing on women’s faces, real and ideal, as depicted in art, Professor Fry’s study examines shifting perceptions of female beauty during the period from the Renaissance to 1940, and explores the concept and reality of applied beauty – the face enhanced by cosmetics. After an introduction surveying ideals of beauty throughout history, the in-depth discussion is accompanied by over 220 photographs and reproductions ranging from Bellini’s Young Woman at her Toilette (1525) to Sir James Gunn’s portrait of Pauline Waiting (1939).

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