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Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed

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  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pages: 192
  • Illustrations: 225 in full color
  • Dimensions: 9'' x 12''
  • Format: Paperback
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  • ISBN: 0300103123



By Harold Koda

Over time and across cultures, shifting concepts of beauty have given rise to extraordinary fashions that constrict, enhance, minimize, or exaggerate various zones of the human body. This stimulating book displays and discusses an array of such extreme fashion practices, from the bound feet of aristocratic Manchu women to the tea- tray supporting bustle of an 1880s French visiting dress.

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