Books by Lois W. Banner

  • American Beauty


    American Beauty

    by Lois W. Banner - 372 pages - 1984-09-01 - Univ of Chicago Pr (T)

    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…