Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed

Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed

by Harold Koda
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300103123

ISBN-13: 9780300103120

Pub. Date: 04/10/2004

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Over time and across cultures, shifting concepts of beauty have given rise to extraordinary fashions that constrict, enhance, minimize, or exaggerate various zones of the human body. This stimulating book displays and discusses an array of such extreme fashion practices, from the bound feet of aristocratic Manchu women to the tea-tray supporting bustle of an 1880s…  See more details below

Overview

Over time and across cultures, shifting concepts of beauty have given rise to extraordinary fashions that constrict, enhance, minimize, or exaggerate various zones of the human body. This stimulating book displays and discusses an array of such extreme fashion practices, from the bound feet of aristocratic Manchu women to the tea-tray supporting bustle of an 1880s French visiting dress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300103120
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publication date:
04/10/2004
Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.36(w) x 11.58(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword6
Introduction8
Neck and Shoulders14
Chest50
Waist70
Hips102
Feet138
Acknowledgments166

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