IPBA Beauty Powder and its Boxes (1880-1980) by Anne de Thoisy-Dallem

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Beauty Powder and its Boxes book cover

“Beauty Powder and its Boxes” is a softcover book with 208 full color pages and with great illustrations.  It provides us with an opportunity to explore the intimacy of the makeup rituals of elegant ladies via Anne de Thoisy-Dallem’s important collection of compacts, and remarkable collection of powder boxes, perfume bottles, advertisements, and posters from the International Museum of Perfumery in Grasse, as well as prestigious posters from Forney Library.  The texts are written in French and English.

Contents include —

  • Editorial by the president Jérôme Viaud
  • Foreword by Grégory Couderc
  • My collection, by Anne de Thoisy-Dallem
  • Powder during the Ancien Régime: words, objects and uses
  • European Beauty powder (19th and 20th centuries)
  • Face Powder, from the Mid. 19th century to the present days
  • The Golden Age of cardboard powder boxes: from the End of the 19th century to the 1950’s
  • Because they were worth it: The Art of making cardboard rise Powder boxes, from the Belle Epoque to the 1950’s
  • Personal care and luxury goods: Powder boxes and compacts for dressing tables, from the 19th century to the 1960’s
  • Scented product lines, from the end of the 19th century to the end of the 20th century
  • Beauty powder in advertising
  • Compacts and nécessaires de dame (Vanity Cases) (1880 – 1980)
  • Bibliography

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