A celebration of this most enigmatic and alluring of domestic animals. Cats are among the most enigmatic and alluring of domestic animals. Beguiling beauty, fierce independence, aloof intelligence, and self-sufficiency characterise their long and exotic history. THE BEAUTY OF THE CAT is a celebration of this most captivating animal and a moving account of the feline's journey from the wild to a comfortable domestic existence. In this beautifully illustrated book, established author and animal specialist Tamson Pickeral traces the colourful and tumultuous history of the cat, from its glory days in Egypt to its transport on creaking ships to America, and explores the diverse role of the cat in each culture, culminating in the 'modern' history of cats, the origins of cat shows, and the selective breeding of pure bred, pedigree animals. Open this richly illustrated book and you will discover the stories behind more than fifty breeds of cat, from the lithe-bodied Abyssinian originating from ancient Egypt to the intelligent Russian Blue with unique silver-blue coat, and from the graceful, long-haired Balinese to the lop-eared Scottish Fold. The evocative and informative text is accompanied by stunning photographs of every featured breed by award-winning photographer Astrid Harrisson. Her breathtaking images capture the many facets of what makes a cat a cat--its beauty, spirit, intelligence, and wit. THE BEAUTY OF THE CAT is an essential volume for everyone who loves cats.
The global beauty business permeates our lives, influencing how we perceive ourselves and what it is to be beautiful. This book provides the first authoritative history of the global beauty industry from its emergence in the 19th century to the present day, exploring how today's global giants such as Avon, Coty, Estée Lauder, and L'Oréal, grew.
If Cleopatra's nose had been half an inch longer, neither Caesar nor Mark Antony would have fallen in love with her. It: A History of Human Beauty treats outstanding physical attractiveness as a quality or possession, comparable to power, intelligence, strength, wealth, education or family, that had a marked effect on history. Beauty in men and women opened opportunities to its possessors not available to the ordinary looking or ugly. While in the past women have had to use the lure of sex to achieve power or wealth, epitomised by royal mistresses or the Grandes Horizontales of the nineteenth century, modern film stars (male and female) can acquire great wealth simply by the use of their images, while attractiveness on television is an essential modern qualification for power, as shown by Ronald Reagan and Tony Blair.
A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.
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Located in Darmstadt, the Wella Museum is one of the world's leading museums devoted solely to the art and history of beauty and cosmetics. This book looks at the museum's collection, which includes objects devoted to skin care, personal hygiene, decorative cosmetics, and perfumes, as well as hair care, including hair dressing, beard styles, and shaving. The museum's collection totals more than 3000 pieces, ranging from prehistoric containers to the most modern beauty equipment in use today.
The Middle Ages is a period in the history of Europe, extending from the end of the 5th century to the end of the 15th century, which begins with the decline of the Western Roman Empire and ends with the Renaissance and the Great Discoveries. Great Experience to enjoy it ! Product Détails: Pages: 32 Pages. Cover: Perfect Design Glossy Finish. Ages: 1-8 years
Portrays men and women who have embodied black beauty, from Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge to Muhammad Ali and Lauryn Hill, and discusses the roles of black actors and models in establishing trends.
Excerpt from The Philosophy of the Beautiful: Being Outlines of the History of Æsthetics This book originated in a course of lectures delivered to the Philosophical Institution of Edinburgh in 1889, and afterwards to a University Extension audience in London, and at Cheltenham. In these lectures a discussion of the Philosophy of Beauty, and an attempt at constructive theory, preceded an outline of the History of Opinion, and a critical analysis of the chief theories of Æsthetic. The former section of the course was longer than the latter, and it was my original intention to expand both of them, in somewhat equal proportions, into a connected Treatise. In making a more minute study of the literature of the subject, however, the works of many minor writers had to be examined, as well as those which have a claim to rank as major. Although they have not added anything absolutely new to the philosophy of Æsthetics, they have usually restated the problem, common to them all, in such a way as to entitle them to mention - and to honourable mention - in any History, that lays claim to be even approximately complete. In such a matter, finality is of course impossible; but fulness, as well as accuracy, is essential in every record of opinion. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
With emphasis on the theoretical and methodological, the studies collected here serve a dual purpose: to explore the fault lines that mark various kinds of ahistorical literary studies from New Criticism to Poststructuralism; and to develop a fully elaborated socio-historical criticism forliterary works. McGann moves toward his goal by means of four special sets of investigations: the relation between the so-called "autonomous" poem and its political/historical contexts; the relation of reception and history to literary interpretation; the problems of canon and thecharacterization of period; and the ideological dimensions of both literary works and criticism of such works. Central to his enquiry is the notion that, whether viewed as an experience or as an event, a literary work is a nexus of various concrete social determinations that can be specified as anaesthetic order.
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