9.5 x 9.5";
104 pages;
Full color photographs;
HC ISBN: 0-684-82593-7;
Hard cover with jacket;
$35.00 USD

The Face of the Century
By Kate de Castelbajac

Decade by decade. The Face of the Century offers a lively and thoughtful discussion in text and pictures of the impact of beauty on society. It analyzes changing social attitudes toward makeup, seen throught the varied windows of Hollywood, fashion photography, art, music, theatre, science, and advances in the cosmetic industry itself. The illustrations include high-style portraiture by photographers Beaton, Horst, Newton, and Testino, immortalizing such beauty icons as mary Pickford, Catherine Deneuve, Josephine Baker, Twiggy, Elizabeth Taylor, and Nadja Auermann. Also included is an eclectic survey of advertisement for beauty products and accessories, from international magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Queen, Art, gout, beaute, and Harper`s Bazaar.

With a timeline charting the highlights of the century in makeup and style, andcapsule biographies of the most important individuals and companies who catalyzed these breakthroughs, The Face of the Century offers a resource as well as entertainment for everyone curious about makeup - the universal product.