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Historical Wig Styling: Ancient Egypt to the 1830s

(The Focal Press Costume Topics Series)

By Allison Lowery

Focal Press – 2013 – 288 pages

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    978-0-240-82123-8
    April 10th 2013

Description

Let Historical Wig Stylingbe your guide to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for your productions and events. Chapters begin with artwork of historic figures that influenced the look of each period. Detailed step-by-step instructions explain how to create their iconic hairstyles, illustrated by photographs showing the finished look from every angle.

This volume covers hairstyles from Ancient Egypt through Biedermeier styles of the 1820s and 30s. Learn how to create hairstyles worn by

-Ancient Egyptians

-Ancient Grecians

-Ancient Romans

-Medieval maidens

-Renaissance beauties

-Georgian fops

-and so many more!

You’ll also learn about the necessary supplies and styling products needed to create the perfect coif, tips for proper wig handling, and basic styling techniques useful when working with wigs or real hair. Give your production the look of authenticity with tips from this gorgeous wig styling guide!

Contents

CHAPTER 1—Introduction to Wig Styling Techniques

CHAPTER 2—Ancient Egyptian Era--3500 BC—300 BC

CHAPTER 3—Ancient Greece—2900 BC—200 BC

CHAPTER 4—Ancient Roman styling—600 BC—476 AD

CHAPTER 5—Medieval Ages—476--13TH Century

CHAPTER 6—Renaissance Era—1350-1550

CHAPTER 7—The Elizabethan Era—1500-1603

CHAPTER 8—The Cavalier/Jacobean Period—1603—1660s

CHAPTER 9—Restoration/Baroque Era—1660-1710

CHAPTER 10—Georgian/Rococo Period—1711-1789

CHAPTER 11—Regency/Empire Period—1789—1820

CHAPTER 12—Biedermeier Period—1820-1830s

APPENDIX 1—Glossary of hairstyling terms

APPENDIX 2—List of Historical Films set in each era—Ancient Egypt—1830s

APPENDIX 3—List of Wig and Hair Suppliers

Author Bio

Allison Lowery is the Wig and Makeup Specialist for Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. She was also the Wig Master for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and has created wigs and makeup for Zilker Theatre Productions, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and many others. She is the co-author of Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre and Film.

Name: Historical Wig Styling: Ancient Egypt to the 1830s: (The Focal Press Costume Topics Series) (Hardback)Focal Press 
Description: By Allison Lowery. Let Historical Wig Stylingbe your guide to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for your productions and events. Chapters begin with artwork of historic figures that influenced the look of each period. Detailed step-by-step instructions...
Categories: Costume, Hair and Makeup, Theatre & Performance Studies