Review of Selling beauty. Cosmetics, commerce, and French society, 1750-1830, by Martin, M.
Francois, Pieter (2011) Review of Selling beauty. Cosmetics, commerce, and French society, 1750-1830, by Martin, M. French History, Vol.25 (No.2). pp. 272-273. ISSN 0269-1191Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fh/crr024
Selling Beauty offers the reader a well-researched analysis of the changes in the consumption, the production and the appreciation of cosmetic products in France during the period 1750-1830. Morag Martin links these changes successfully with an emerging advertising industry, changing trends in fashion, a growing professionalization of the medical world, and a shift in gender roles and the perceptions of gender. Selling Beauty therefore combines several strands of exciting historiography and offers a delicate balance between new insights and incorporating these new insights within existing interpretations.
|Item Type:||Book Review|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DC France
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > French Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Cosmetics industry -- France -- History|
|Journal or Publication Title:||French History|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Book Title:||Selling Beauty. Cosmetics, Commerce, and French Society, 1750-1830|
|Page Range:||pp. 272-273|
Review of Martin, M. (2009). Selling Beauty. Cosmetics, Commerce, and French Society, 1750-1830. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN: 9780801893094.
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