Review from previous edition: "Glamour has enough juicy celebrity anecdotes to keep you gripped during your week's sunbathing in Sardinia this summer." --The Scotsman. 01.07.08
"Well researched and thoughtfully written, this book manages to be an excellent read and will appeal to anyone interested in popular culture." --Book Quarterly June 2008
"This book is essential reading for anyone interested in or working within popular culture, cinema and fashion, and recommended for anyone seeking a scholarly yet readable account of this potent phenomenon." --THES. 17/07/2008
"Gundle is brilliant at the old razzle-dazzle." --Saturday Guardian. Veronica Horwell. 02/08/2008
"This book is a thoroughly comprehensive and meticulously researched history of glamour." --THES. 17/07/2008
About the Author
Stephen Gundle is Professor of Film and Television Studies at Warwick University, having previously taught at Royal Holloway, University of London and both Oxford and Cambridge universities. He has written widely about Italian and European culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, his work focusing especially on the mass media, the cultural aspects of politics and fashion, and the impact of American modernity on European popular culture.