In this highly praised volume, Richard Corson chronicles the pursuit of beauty from Ancient Egypt to the present day.
Concentrating mainly on makeup traditions of the Western world, with examples from other countries included for comparison, Corson describes the cosmetics with which men and women have decorated their faces, how they have applied them, and what they looked like as a result.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 644 pages, 700 illustrations
- Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
- Publication Date: 30/09/2003
- Category: History: specific events & topics
- ISBN: 9780720611953