Inventing Beauty

Inventing Beauty

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A history of the clothing, gadgets, and other products that were designed to promote female beauty is a tour of such innovations as hoop skirts, cosmetic surgery, face cream, and more, in a volume that also discusses the contributions of social trends and technological innovation. Original.16 By 1918, Sears, Roebuck included a page titled aquot;Aids that Every Woman Appreciates, aquot; which depicted, among other ... the household, arriving just after the electric sewing machine, fan, teakettle, and toaster and long before the electric vacuum cleaner and iron, ... For what it offered was relief from manual labor a€” the same manual labor that exhausted those poor physicians treating hysterical patients.

Title:Inventing Beauty
Author:Teresa Riordan
Publisher:Broadway - 2004


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