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The science of beauty : culture and cosmetics in modern Germany, 1750-1930, Annelie Ramsbrock ; translated by David Burnett

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The science of beauty : culture and cosmetics in modern Germany, 1750-1930
Title
The science of beauty
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culture and cosmetics in modern Germany, 1750-1930
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Annelie Ramsbrock ; translated by David Burnett
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eng
Summary
What is the connection between middle-class women of the 19th century with the maimed soldiers of the First World War? What do the Weimar Republic's "New Woman" and the subjects of public health campaigns have in common? As Annelie Ramsbrock reveals in this fascinating history, they were all part of an ongoing historical debate in Germany over cosmetics and cosmetic surgery. Covering a wide historical scope from the Enlightenment to the emergence of National Socialism, this book shows that basic ideals of beauty have always been closely related to a society's conception of itself, from organ transplants to the manufacture of cosmetics to scientific research. At the same time, body modification has also presented new ways to subvert or radically reimagine the social order.--
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Ramsbrock, Annelie
Dewey number
646.720943
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Burnett, David
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Worlds of consumption
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  • Cosmetics
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Beauty culture
  • Body image
  • Germany
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The science of beauty : culture and cosmetics in modern Germany, 1750-1930, Annelie Ramsbrock ; translated by David Burnett
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-263) and index
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- 1. From Wisdom to Knowledge: Bodies and Artificial Beauty in the Eighteenth Century -- 2. Regulated Bodies: Cosmetics and Hygiene in the Nineteenth Century -- 3. Renovated Bodies: Medical Cosmetics from the Fin de Siècle to the Weimar Republic -- 4. Simulated Bodies: Cosmetics and Consumption in the Interwar Period -- 5. Knowledge and Political Conscience: Social Cosmetics during the Great Depression
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FIEb17728344
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781137489807
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904901939
Label
The science of beauty : culture and cosmetics in modern Germany, 1750-1930, Annelie Ramsbrock ; translated by David Burnett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-263) and index
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- 1. From Wisdom to Knowledge: Bodies and Artificial Beauty in the Eighteenth Century -- 2. Regulated Bodies: Cosmetics and Hygiene in the Nineteenth Century -- 3. Renovated Bodies: Medical Cosmetics from the Fin de Siècle to the Weimar Republic -- 4. Simulated Bodies: Cosmetics and Consumption in the Interwar Period -- 5. Knowledge and Political Conscience: Social Cosmetics during the Great Depression
Control code
FIEb17728344
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781137489807
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904901939

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