SPAN STYLE Cosmetics have been used to increase attraction since Ancient times whilst Compacts have been a symbol of love for generations but especially since the 1920s In this fascinating book, vintage accessories expert, Madeleine Marsh, discusses just what makes compacts so desirable and reveals their hidden secrets from cameras to cigarettes Madeleine shows what to buy and where, what to spot when buying and how to make the most of your compacts, vintage cosmetics or beauty accessories....
|Title||:||Compacts and Cosmetics: Beauty From Victorian Times to the Present Day (Women With Style)|
|Publisher||:||Remember When 19 November 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||281 Pages|
|File Size||:||792 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Compacts and Cosmetics: Beauty From Victorian Times to the Present Day (Women With Style) Reviews
I expected a lot more from a studied historian, which the author is. But actually the book doesn't deliver any surprising or in-depth information on make-up and its history. The author often simply states something without offering any explanation or historical proof. The book seems really poorly researched.Also many photographs inside are black and white - I seriously don't want to look at lovely vintage make-up and its packaging having to guess(!) what it looks like in colour.I can't recommend this book to anyone.
Very enjoyable. Nice to have a British author so that you have a well rounded history of U.S. and U.K. cosmetics . Loved all of the photographs. Brought back many pleasant memories of Mom and Grandmother's compacts and makeup styles, hairstyles, clothes and nail polish. Very informative and so interestingly told that I didn't want to put the book down.
This is a beautifully illustrated history of cosmetics and their containers over about the past 125 years. The author also neatly brings in the history of women during this time period, showing why and how the objects came into being and evolved. I highly recommend this book for anyone with an interest in women's history or beauty culture, or those involved in theater, but I think general readers would find it enjoyable as well.
I bought the book based off a recommendation from the amazing Lisa Eldridge. I was anticipating her book and starting looking into other books that cover the history of cosmetics and beauty. This was truly a fantastic book. It covers much more than compacts and the historical aspects of her writing are enthralling. The different eras combined with wonderful pictures makes it too easy to read the book in one sitting. I still love to open to a random page and read it over again. It ceases to interest me and it was a marvelous read.
A quick, easy read. A lovely history on cosmetics. Ostensibly well researched and full of funny anecdotes, quotes, and incredibly detailed and descriptive language. Very revealing to know how some of the brands I know and love came to be. Also, without being an activist about it, Ms. Marsh does showcase how the cosmetics industry has ingeniously kept itself alive by profiting off of the very human desire to be attractive, and also - rebranding.
I bought this as a Kindle book and read it on my Kindle Touch, which was sometimes a little bit annoying because of the pictures. No matter how big you set the letters to be, most of the times pictures and subtitles don't go together and you have to keep flipping from one page to the other. Other than that, no problems.The book itself is a delight. I saw many people writing bad reviews because they thought it would be strictly a book about compacts, but it's much more than that. Because the author is a historian, Marsh always connects the innovations in beauty to the social moment. Therefore, this isn't a book only about makeup, but about the idea of beauty through time. A very pleasant reading!