Bellissima: Feminine Beauty and the Idea of Italy

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Feminine beauty has been more associated with national cultural identity in Italy than in any other country. From the time of Dante and Petrarch, ideals of beauty have informed artists' work. This intriguing and gloriously illustrated book investigates the many debates this topic has provoked in modern Italy. Radicals and monarchists, Catholics, Fascists, and Communists have all championed specific ideas about female beauty. First theater and the press, then, later, cinema and television inherited from literature and art ...

Bellissima: Feminine Beauty and the Idea of Italy 2011, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300176803

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Bellissima: Feminine Beauty and the Idea of Italy 2007, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300123876

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