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The History of Hair: Fashion and Fantasy Down the Ages Hardcover – April 19, 2003


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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers (April 19, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0856675067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0856675065
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,837,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robin Bryer has lectured regularly on Swan Hellenic Cruises. Designer and planner by profession, he lives with his wife on a farm in Dorset and collects paintings. His last non-fiction book, 'Jloie Brise - A Tall Ship's Tale' recently entered its second edition, acclaimed by thriller writers Clare Francis and the late Hammond Innes for its infectious enthusiasm and lucidity. His life-long fasconation with hair, art and fashion provides a compelling combination, giving rise to a book which promises to be both fascinating and unique.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Wiseman on October 6, 2008
Format: Hardcover
There are other books out there that provide more complete information but they lack good resources with portraits, sculpture and quotes from the people of that time period - finding a book this good is a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. This is the book that has many good historic references for you to see and read and it provided me with valuable historical evidence for a course I taught on Italian Renaissance hair taping. I also study french braiding and historical haircare from the same time frame and there are good resources for that as well. I do not know if this would be helpful for the costume designer but for the historian and recreators out there, I highly recommend it!
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