In Your Face: The Culture of Beauty and Youby Shari Graydon
An examination of the culture of beauty, past and present, that gives the reader the critical tools to see beyond the hype and impossible ideals. Lively visuals accompany the text.
- Annick Press, Limited
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)
- Age Range:
- 12 - 17 Years
Meet the Author
Shari Graydon is an award-winning writer, educator, and activist who has authored the bestselling Made You Look and edited an essay collection for adults, I Feel Great About My Hands. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
Karen Klassen is an illustrator and painter who has worked with a variety of editorial and advertising clients. She lives in Calgary, Alberta. Katy Lemay is a collage artist whose work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines. She lives in Quebec.
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A great book for middle and high school libraries. Teens will be drawn to the bright colors and the format which they will quickly compare with that of a fashion magazine. Page four lists what to expect from the book: learning why people are fascinated by beauty, how fashion and the image of fitting in has changed over the years, how the "it" looks are determined and by whom, and just what it is that makes us think a certain way about fashion and other things. And the book definitely delivers. A text box reminds the reader that voluptuous women were once thought to be ideal as far as beauty; compare that to stick-thin models who in marketer's minds seems to be the ideal size in the 21st century. Two pages discuss how beauty in one country or culture may mean large hips or pierced body parts while other cultures frown on these attributes as they desire other body types. The author includes plenty of information about teen boys--mostly ABOUT boys and beauty, not particularly FOR boys. Quotes from well-known people, mainly in the beauty or entertainment fields, are included. This book won't stay on the shelf for long.