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Inhaltsangabe: Beau Brummell's life is a riveting story of unparalleled fame, fashion and admiration followed by a descent into poverty and madness. The man who put Saville Row on the map, who could win friends, political arguments or the favours of women with apparent effortlessness, and who was responsible for some of the wittiest put-downs in history, Brummell created the myth of the British gent typified by wit, style, sex, and the finest tailoring in the world. In this biography Ian Kelly brings the clothes, fashions and people of Regency England vividly to life. Brummell's life is a mirror to his own age and also to our own. Part Andy Warhol, part David Beckham, part Oscar Wilde - Brummell became famous by virtue of his image at a time when the modern concept of 'celebrity' was first termed. This is the man with cause to be considered the father of the cult of personality - to be considered, indeed, as the first true 'celebrity'.
Buchbeschreibung Hodder Paperbacks, 2005. Softcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition. 2005. First Edition. 578 pages. Signed by the author. Pictorial paperback. Very good copy with firm binding and clean pages throughout. Clipped front endpaper. Author's signature at tittle page. Minor rub marking, creases and scratching to boards with bumps to corners. Mild edge wear to the boards and spine. book. Artikel-Nr. 1466408004BJN
Buchbeschreibung Hodder & Stoughton General Division Jun 2006, 2006. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 197x128x36 mm. Neuware - A fascinating biography of the man who changed the way we dress, who put Saville Row on the map and who created the myth of the British gent typified by wit, style, sex and fine tailoring. Ian Kelly brings the clothes, fashions and people of Regency England vividly to life, but also looks at how Brummell has influenced our own 21st century culture. 608 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780340836996