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Fashions in Hair: The First Five Thousand Years / Edition 3

Fashions in Hair: The First Five Thousand Years / Edition 3

by Richard CorsonRichard Corson


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The definitive text on hair fashions through the ages is back. This revised edition has 16 new pages by fashion historian Caroline Cox to bring hair fashions up to the present day. The first to attempt a comprehensive historical survey of men's and women's hair styles through the ages, from Ancient Egypt through Greece, Egypt, Rome, and Anglo-Saxon times to recent trends in fashion, this book is now an essential work of reference. Drawing on many years of research by the author, this is an essential handbook for theatrical designers, hair artists, illustrators, and beauty consultants as well as all those interested in the changing fashions in hair. Guaranteed to entertain and educate the general reader as well as historians of fashion, this is the perfect companion piece to both Fashions in Make-Up and Fashions In Eyeglasses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780720610932
Publisher: Owen, Peter Limited
Publication date: 10/01/2005
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 759,087
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Richard Corson taught theatrical makeup in universities throughout the U. S. and worked as a theaterical makeup consultant. His book Stage Makeup has become the standard text on the subject, while his three valuable social histories, Fashions in Eyeglasses, Fashions in Hair, and Fashions in Makeup, are renowned as classics in their field.

Table of Contents

1The Wheel of Fashion19
2Ancient Civilizations24
3Ancient Greek Times54
4Ancient Roman Times70
5The Middle Ages90
6The Fifteenth Century135
7The Sixteenth Century159
8The Seventeenth Century198
9The Eighteenth Century: Men261
10The Eighteenth Century: Women327
11The Nineteenth Century: Men398
12The Nineteenth Century: Women463
13The Twentieth Century: Men560
14The Twentieth Century: Women600
Supplement 1965-1978678

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