A Human HistoryBook - 2016
From a completely bald beauty queen with alopecia to the famed hair-hang circus act, Stenn weaves the history of hair through a variety of captivating examples, with sources varying from renaissance merchants diaries to interviews with wig makers, modern barbers, and more. In addition to expelling the biological basis and the evolutionary history of hair, the fiber is put into context: hair in history (as tied to textile mills and merchant associations), hair as a construct for cultural and self-identity, hair in the arts (as the material for artist's brushes and musical instruments), hair as commodity (used for everything from the inner lining of tennis balls to an absorbent to clean up oil spills), and hair as evidence in criminology.
Publisher: New York :, Pegasus Books,, 2016
Edition: First Pegasus Books edition
Branch Call Number: 391.5 Stenn 2016
Characteristics: xv, 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm