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Aesthetic Surgery

Hardcover, 8.3 x 11.5 in., 5.29 lb, 440 pages
US$ 59.99
Before/after: the quest for perfection.

Before/after: the quest for perfection

Do you ever find yourself wondering, "Has she had work done?" Do you flip through supermarket tabloids to see who’s the latest star to have gone under the knife? Do you secretly adore before and after photos? Well, let’s face it, who doesn’t? Aesthetic surgery has become a global phenomenon. In places like Hollywood, the mystery isn’t who’s had work done, but who hasn’t. Those who have been to the world’s best surgeons can get away with lying about it, while others have the evidence written all over their faces. From liposuction to lip implants, this book explores all the ins and outs of body sculpting via photos, illustrations, essays, and interviews.

Topics include:
* Beauty and Beauty Surgery
* Beauty in Art
* The Astonishing History of Aesthetic Surgery
* Ethnicity and Aesthetic Surgery
* Plastic Surgery in the Movies
* The Michelangelo of the Scalpel: Ivo Pitanguy
* The World`s most famous aesthetic surgeo
* Methods and Techniques
* Jokes and Caricatures
The authors

Sander L. Gilman is distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences at Emory University. A cultural and literary historian, he is the author or editor of over seventy books. His widely reviewed monograph Fat Boys: A Slim Book appeared in 2004, as well as his most recent edited volume, Smoke: A Global History of Smoking (with Zhou Xun). He is also the author of Creating Beauty to Cure the Soul: Race and Psychology in the Shaping of Aesthetic Surgery (1998) and Making the Body Beautiful: A Cultural History of Aesthetic Surgery (1999).

Eva Karcher has been working in journalism for many years, specializing in contemporary arts. She regularly writes for magazines and newspapers, including Vogue, Focus, Bunte, AD, SZ, Die Zeit, and Der Tagesspiegel. She has published several books and developed new magazine concepts for ARTinvestor and sleek, for example. She also curates exhibitions and is an art consultant for galleries, companies and private collectors.

Jürgen Müller holds the chair of Early Modern and Modern Art History at the Technical University of Dresden. He studied art history at the universities of Bochum, Münster, Pisa, Paris and Amsterdam, and has worked as an art critic and curated numerous exhibitions. He is also the editor of TASCHEN’s movies by decade series.

Richard Rushfield is a native Los Angeles journalist. He is founder and co-editor of the satirical review The LA Innuendo, a contributing editor of Vanity Fair and author of the novel On Spec. His is currently working on a history of the Grunge Era.

The editor

Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.

Aesthetic Surgery
Hardcover, 8.3 x 11.5 in., 5.29 lb, 440 pages
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