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Bellissima: Feminine Beauty and the Idea of Italy Paperback – 6 Jul 2007

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  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press UK SR (6 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300176805
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300176803
  • Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 1.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,967,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...Gundle's narrative is peppered with historical insight." -- History Today, October 2007

'Bellissima is a thorough and excellently illustrated study of the political and cultural uses to which female beauty has been put in Italy since the Swiss-born writer Madame de Stael visited the peninsula in 1804.' -- FT Magazine, October 14, 2007 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Stephen Gundle is professor of Italian cultural history at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of Between Hollywood and Moscow and The Glamour System. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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