Hair, Hats & Makeup
The Secrets of Noh Masks
The Secrets of Noh Masks presents 32 masks, a representative sample of the more than two hundred produced to date by the author. Every one has passed the ultimate test -- use in actual performances -- and may still be seen on stage today. Those who know little of this ancient dramatic form might assume Noh masks to be lacking in expression, but nothing could be further from the truth. A perusal of these remarkable images reveals a realm of flesh-and-blood humanity as subtle and striking in the twenty-first century as it was over six hundred years ago. Hardcover, 159 pp. $45.95.
Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre & Film
Martha Ruskai & Allison Lowery
A beautifully constructed costume is one thing, but an impeccably designed wig can really be the final detail that helps an actor bring a character to life. No longer will you need to comb through old references on hairstyles of different time periods, Wig Making and Styling contains everything you need to be create your very own costume wigs. Inside, you'll learn about styling tools, hair types, wig making and measuring, colouring, cutting, and even creating beards and toupees. Softcover, 220 pp. $57.95.
The Mode in Hats and Headdress
R. Turner Wilcox
A year after R. Turner Wilcox received rave reviews for her ultimate fashion reference, The Mode in Costume, she decided to zero in on one chic category to give it the close-up it deserved. The result is this extraordinary handbook that covers the worldwide evolution of almost five thousand years of hats, hairstyles, and headdress for both sexes. With hundreds of illustrations and fascinating text, this comprehensive survey extends from 3000 B.C. to mid-twentieth century. Softcover, 348 pp. $19.50.
Max Factor: The Man Who Changed The Faces of The World
Fred E. Basten
The father of modern make-up, Max Factor, quite literally changed the faces of the world and created a cosmetics empire that launched the multibillion-dollar beauty industry. This is his extraordinary story. Hardcover, 172 pp. $27.95.
Asian Faces: Essential Beauty and Makeup Guide for Asian Women
Finally, a beauty book written specifically for Asian women and their beauty concerns! Celebrity makeup expert Taylor Chang-Babaian shares her highly sought after beauty tips and techniques that help you create the look you want from the dramatic to the demure. In Asian Faces you will learn how to create the illusion of flawless skin, apply eye shadow with techniques especially for Asian eyelids, choose the right makeup products for your skin tone, and use daytime and evening makeup. Softcover, 163 pp. $31.00.
Makeup: The Art of Beauty
In her book, Linda Mason shares her expertise as a top international makeup artist in the fashion and beauty industry and presents techniques and how-to tips on everything from basic, fresh-faced styles to high-glamour Hollywood makeup, to unconventional and cutting-edge looks. A section on career development includes solid guidance on getting started, putting together a portfolio, and working as a freelance makeup artist. Softcover, 176 pp. $18.95.
African Masks surveys 248 of the finest examples of masks from the Barbier-Mueller Collection, of which 100 are reproduced in stunning colour illustrations. Leading scholars of African art describe the masks' historical and religious functions, and their symbolic significance. Softcover, 287 pp. $24.95.
Fashions in Makeup
From Ancient to Modern Times
Richard Corson's Fashions in Makeup has been a standard work of reference
for over thirty years and is a fascinating survey of the history of cosmetic
adornment through the ages, from Egypt, Greece, and Rome to the beginning
of the twenty-first century. Now brought up to date in this new edition
by fashion writer James Sherwood, this richly illustrated book is an
essential work of reference that will be welcomed by make-up artists
and beauty consultants,
costume designers, actors, illustrators, social historians and all those
interested in the use and application of cosmetics. Hardcover, 640 pp.
Women's Hats, Headdresses and Hairstyles
Georgine De Courtais
More than 400 of the author's own drawings -- rendered from ancient sources
-- trace the evolving styles of hats, headdresses, and hairstyles.
Finely detailed images depict turbans; horned, heart-shaped, and
preferred by fifteenth-century English ladies; seventeenth-century
hoods and veils; elaborate hats and hairstyles of the Georgian period;
Victorian-era bonnets; net and lace caps and small hats of the late
nineteenth century; and the emancipated look in both hairstyles and
hat styles of
the early twentieth century.
Softcover, 187 pp. $22.50.
Two-Faced: Confessions of a Soap Opera Make-Up Artist
In this, his first book, make-up artist Timothy Alan reveals the trade
secrets that he uses everyday to get daytime television's loveliest
leading ladies ready for their close-ups. Hardcover, 149
Hair & Fashion
Caroline Cox & Lee Widdows
Hair is fashion and fashion is hair -- this fascinating, symbiotic
relationship is investigated in detail in this beautifully illustrated
book. Hair & Fashion
considers both the historical development of this relationship and
its contemporary significance, focusing on key moments such as the
bob, the long-haired
hippie look of the 1960s and the recent Hoxton Fin. Hardcover, 128
Creative Face: Make Your Own Makeup
Create your own makeup at home! Mix customized shades
of eye-shadows, lipsticks, blushers, party makeup and more. It's
easier than you
think! The projects
use natural ingredients, which are safe for most skin types, and
the book includes a handy resource section, so that you'll always
be able to find
the necessary ingredients. Softcover, 95 pp. $21.95.
It is easy to change your face with face paint, or to put a temporary
tattoo on your body. This book cleary illustrates the basics of make-up
artistry and includes instructions for creating dozens of designs.
Go wild, glamorous, or funky with face and body painting! Softcover,
96 pp. $14.95.
The greatest of the bouffants, afros, rakes, beehives, and Flock-of-Seagulls
have been plucked from their spots in hairdressers' winndows and
published in this
picture book which honours the age of Big Hair. Hardcover, 118 pp. $14.95.
From Cleopatra to Marilyn Monroe; from biblical times to the vibrant and vivid
styles of kabuki, gypsies and troubadours; from the red lips of France to the
powder of Java. Make Up captures the essence and orgins of body adornment,
and is beautifully illustrated with ephemera, drawings, paintings, and fantastic
192 pp. $39.95.
Headwraps: A Global Journey
Headwraps: A Global Journey, recreates the travels of New York Times writer,
Georgia Scott, as she set off on an adventure across five continents with the
singular, determined purpose of documenting the world's headwraps. This book
is a stunning collection of images and anecdotes of a remarkable journey to chronicle
our mysterious and fascinating efforts to cover our heads. Hardcover, 209 pp.
Hats: A History of Fashion in Headwear
This remarkable book presents an illustrated view of 2,000 years of head coverings.
Over 800 drawings by the author -- adapted from rare paintings, sculptures, and
illustrations -- accurately depict headgear in various aspects, including gender,
class, and nationality. Enagaging and literate, Hats is an invaluable
reference for designers, art students, and costume historians. Softcover, 237
A Beautiful Life
There has never been a more influencial and beloved make-up artist
that Kevyn Aucoin. His remarkable skills, irresistible charm, and superstar
clientele made him a celebrity in his own right. Kevyn Aucoin: A
Beautiful Life chronicles the renowned make-up artist's entire
life: from his childhood in a Louisiana orphanage right up to his untimely
death at the age of 40. Contributions from his friends and family illuminate
this touching portrait. Softcover, 234 pp. $45.00.
Make Up: The Art of Beauty
Internationally renowned make-up artist, Linda Mason, discloses her amazing beauty
secrets in this ultimate personal and professional make-up reference. Illustrated
cover-to-cover with sparkling colour photographs, Make Up is absolutely
essential reading for all make-up artists, both beginners and advanced. Hardcover,
176 pp. $39.95.
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