Encyclopedia of the Exquisite
Encyclopedia of the Exquisite
Encyclopedia of the Exquisite
Encyclopedia of the Exquisite
Encyclopedia of the Exquisite
Encyclopedia of the Exquisite by Penguin Random House LLC, Books, White,Red

Encyclopedia of the Exquisite

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Jessica Kerwin Jenkin's Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is a gorgeous compendium of style that focuses on the elegant, the rare, the commonplace, and the delightful. It combines whimsy with practicality as it traipses through the fine arts and the worlds of fashion, food, travel, home, garden, and beauty. Each entry features several engaging anecdotes, illuminating the curious past of each enduring source of beauty. Topics covered include the controversial, often polarizing, practice of wearing red lipstick; the emergence of "frillies"- women's first lacy, racy lingerie; the painful history of confetti; Julia Child's tip to cook the perfect omelet, and so much more. Featuring clever illustrations, Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is an ode to life's plenty, from the eccentric to the extravagant.

  • 6.5" x 8"
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780385529693
  • 336 Pages

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