Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease by Carolyn A. Day
English | October 5th, 2017 | ASIN: B072ZQQ956, ISBN: 1350009377 | 208 Pages | EPUB | 17.06 MB
Long before "heroin chic" made headlines, the emaciated figure and feverish flush associated with tuberculosis victims were admired as beautiful. As the disease spread throughout Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it became commonplace to regard tuberculosis as a positive affliction, one to be emulated in beauty practices and dress.