One Thousand Beards

One Thousand Beards

A Cultural History of Facial Hair

Book - 2001
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Every man has the capacity to grow facial hair, but the decision to do so has always come with layers of meaning. Facial hair has traditionally marked a passage into manhood, but its manifestations have been determined by class, religion, history and occupational status. In the end, the act of displaying facial hair is still regarded as a form of ultimate cool. With wit and insight, One Thousand Beards delves into the historical, contemporary and cultural meaning of facial hair in all of its forms, complete with numerous photographs and illustrations.
Publisher: Vancouver (B.C.) : Arsenal Pulp Press, c2001.
ISBN: 9781551521077
1551521075
Branch Call Number: 391.5 Peterkin 2001
Characteristics: 227 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.

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Derringer
Jan 30, 2019

"1000 Beards" is actually quite an informative pictorial history of men's facial hair.

When it comes to men sporting beards and moustaches - This book looks at the continuous rise and fall of this fashion trend over the past 100 years, or so.

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ManMachine
Nov 17, 2018

Whether you are in favour of men (and, yes, sometimes women) sporting facial hair, or not - (author) Allan Peterkin's book "One Thousand Beards" offers you a well-informed cultural history of people and their whiskers.

Through numerous b&w stills and plenty of informative text - Peterkin's book takes an often lighthearted, yet, clearly razor-sharp look at the continuous rise and fall of fashion trends in the world of both beards and moustaches.

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