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How to be a Renaissance woman : the untold history of beauty & female creativity

text How to be a Renaissance woman : the untold history of beauty & female creativity

Summary
"Plunge into the intimate history of cosmetics, and discover how, for centuries, women have turned to make-up as a rich source of creativity, community and resistance. The Renaissance was an era obsessed with appearances. And beauty culture from t... Read more
Contents
Introduction -- Part one: Beauty ideals -- 1. Venus and the fruit seller -- 2. What is a (Renaissance) woman? -- 3. Sprezzatura and the natural look -- Part two: Judgement -- 4. Was Renaissance beauty culture oppressive or empowering? -- 5. Beauty... Read more
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xiii, 317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Publisher
Pegasus Books 2024

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