Pageant: The Beauty Contest

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teNeues, 2002 - Photography - 144 pages
'Pageant' celebrates the culture of the beauty contest, from the well-known spectacles of Miss World and Mr. and Miss Universe to the flamboyance of Alternative Miss World; from subculture contest, such as Miss Hell’s Angels, to the bizarre, for example, the crowning of Miss Sausage Queen to promote Nation Hot Dog Week. In America alone 35,000 beauty pageants are held through the year, but the beauty contest is a truly international phenomenon. Pageant features contest from around the world. An irresistible combination of nostalgia and contemporary kitsch, the book is unique study of our human obsession with the beautiful.

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Keith Lovegrove is a writer and designer and is the author of the books Airline Identity, Design and Culture, and Pageant: The Beauty Contest. He founded the Lovegrove Associates design consultancy in London in 1985 and has worked on a wide range of prestigious projects including corporate literature and information and environmental graphics. Awards include the PPA Magazine Designer of the Year for "Photography" magazine.

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