One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair
In Stock Unavailable
(Liquid error (sections/product-template.liquid line 206): divided by 0% off)
Spend more to get free shipping within Canada.
Your cart qualifies for free shipping in Canada! Use code FREESHIP20 at checkout.
By Allan Peterkin
Every man has the capacity to grow facial hair, but the decision to do so has always come with layers of meaning. Facial hair has traditionally marked a passage into manhood, but its various manifestations have been determined by class, religious belief, historical precedent, and occupational status. Beards have at one time or another come to represent wisdom, goodness, sorcery, diabolism, psychological depth, and revolution; they have been purchased, elaborately trimmed, adorned, and dyed, and deracinated as a form of torture. To this day, the act of displaying facial hair is still regarded as a form of ultimate cool.
With wit and insight, One Thousand Beards explores the historical meaning of beards, moustaches, sideburns, and other forms of facial hair, from Freud's psychoanalytic interpretation, to a wild trip through history, to a rogue's gallery of famous bearded or moustached men, including Abraham Lincoln, Joseph Stalin, Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean, and Yosemite Sam.
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press; First Edition edition (Oct. 1 2001)
Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
Please see our Returns & Exchanges Policy for complete details.
We ship all orders in non-descript boxes for your privacy.