Beards Rock

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-11-21
  • Publisher: Cernunnos
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The beard, from antique philosophes to modern hipsters, an artist’s promenade into the history of beards, mustaches and facial hair.

From the ancient philosophers’ beards to the floral hippie beards, from the thick hair of the great warriors to the sophisticated haired dandies, hair has always been making sense.

Perceived as a sign of authority or vulgarity, of manhood or frivolity, the meaning given by men, and women, has kept on evolving over the centuries and according to continents.

Blue beard as the one of the violent hero in Perrault’s tale.

Black beard as the one of the worst pirate of all times.

Floral beard as the Emperor Charlemagne used to be called.

White beard as the one of Santa Claus...

The first visual history of beards and mustaches:

Through 240 pages, here is an unequalled panorama of hair through the ages, with reproductions of famous paintings, but also unknown masters artworks as well as recent illustrations of the whole young contemporary scene.

A book directed by Sarah, “La barbière de Paris”: an international star on this field. Formed by the greatest Italian and Turkish masters, here she comments all the pictures giving us her unique and professional point of view.

She got the support of a dozen international experts. Sociologists, historians, and anthropologists... they all bring their scholarship and plenty of unknown anecdotes about beards and hair.

This book should be a reference for bearded men, hair lovers and all the professionals of this new trend.

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