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Red

Red

A Natural History of the Redhead
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A captivating history of red hair through the ages, drawing on science, religion, politics, literature and art.
A New York Times bestseller, Red is the first book to explore the history of red hair and red-headedness throughout the world.
With an obsessive fascination that is as contagious as it is compelling, Jacky Colliss Harvey explores red hair in the ancient world, the prejudice manifested against redheads across medieval Europe, and red hair during the Renaissance as both an indicator of Jewishness and the height of fashion in Protestant England, thanks to Elizabeth I.

Colliss Harvey also examines depictions of red hair in art and literature, looks at modern medicine and the genetic decoding of redheads, and considers red hair in contemporary culture, from advertising to 'gingerism' and bullying.

More than just a book for redheads, Red is a fascinating social and cultural celebration of a rich and mysterious genetic quirk.

Produktdetails

Autor: Jacky Colliss Harvey
ISBN-13: 9781925266191
ISBN: 1925266192
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 240
Gewicht: 533 g
Format: 241x169x27 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Jacky Colliss Harvey
Jacky Colliss Harvey is a writer and editor. She studied English at Cambridge University and History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She has worked in museum publishing for the last 20 years and is a commentator and reviewer who speaks in both the UK and abroad on the arts and popular culture. Her red hair has also found her an alternative career as a life model and a film extra playing everything from a society lady in Atonement to a Parisian whore in Bel-Ami. She lives in London.

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Autor: Jacky Colliss Harvey
ISBN-13:: 9781925266191
ISBN: 1925266192
Erscheinungsjahr: 03.09.2015
Verlag: Allen & Unwin
Gewicht: 533g
Seiten: 240
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage Main
Sonstiges: Buch, 241x169x27 mm, 3 x 8pp colour images