➵ American Beauty Read ➼ Author Lois W. Banner – Rvtrek.info

American Beauty This Original And Engaging Work Chronicles The Social History Of The Perception Of Feminine Beauty In America From The Fashionable Pallor Occasionally Induced By Doses Of Arsenic Of The Antebellum Years To The Debut Of Bare Limbs In Atlantic City In 1921 And The Impact Of Hollywood Stars Since The 1940s With Meticulous Research Lois Banner Charts The Shifting Models Of American Beauty The Steel Engraving Lady, Ethereal And Submissive With Her Oval Face And Heart Shaped Mouth The Voluptuous Woman The Boyish Soubrette The Gibson Girls And The Advance Of Naturalness The Great And Small Revolutions Of Taste And Decorum That Express Not Only Changing Ideals Of Beauty But The Currents Of American Society Itself.


About the Author: Lois W. Banner

A founder of the field of women s history in the 1970s, Lois Banner is Professor of History Emerita at the University of Southern California Banner graduated from UCLA, with a Master s Degree in European History and a Ph.D from Columbia University in American history Along with Mary Hartman, she founded the Berkshire Conference in Women s History, the biennial conference that has been held ever


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