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Aesthetic Surgery 
 
  
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Product Details 
  
 
Hardback 
440 pages 
Taschen 
Published 2005 
  
Book Description 
  
Do you ever find yourself wondering, "Has she had work done?" Do you flip through supermarket tabloids to see who’s the latest star to have gone under the knife? Do you secretly adore before and after photos? Well, let’s face it, who doesn’t? Aesthetic surgery has become a global phenomenon. In places like Hollywood, the mystery isn’t who’s had work done, but who hasn’t. Those who have been to the world’s best surgeons can get away with lying about it, while others have the evidence written all over their faces. From liposuction to lip implants, this book explores all the ins and outs of body sculpting via photos, illustrations, essays, and interviews.  
  
Topics include: 
  
- History of aesthetic surgery (with unpublished medical photos!) 
  
- Ethnicity and aesthetic surgery 
  
- The latest methods and techniques 
  
- Before and after photos of transformed body parts 
  
- Surgery in movies 
  
- Spotlight on Ivo Pitanguy, the "Michelangelo of the scalpel" 
  
- Interviews with the world’s most famous aesthetic surgeons 
  
- Caricatures and jokes about aesthetic surgery 
  
- Bibliography including links to plastic surgery websites  
  
About the Author 
  
The editor: 
  
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN since 1987, she has published numerous titles on the themes of architecture, photography, design, and contemporary art.  
  
The authors: 
  
Sander L. Gilman is distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences at Emory University. A cultural and literary historian, he is the author or editor of over seventy books. His widely reviewed monograph Fat Boys: A Slim Book appeared in 2004, as well as his most recent edited volume, Smoke: A Global History of Smoking (with Zhou Xun). He is also the author of Creating Beauty to Cure the Soul: Race and Psychology in the Shaping of Aesthetic Surgery (1998) and Making the Body Beautiful: A Cultural History of Aesthetic Surgery (1999).  
  
Eva Karcher has been working in journalism for the past 15 years, specialising in contemporary arts. She regularly writes for magazines and newspapers including Vogue, Focus, Bunte, AD, SZ, Die Zeit, and Der Tagesspiegel. She has published several books, and developed new magazine concepts for artinvestor and sleek, for example. She also curates exhibitions and is an art consultant for galleries, companies and private collectors.  
  
Jürgen Müller studied art history in Bochum, Paris, Pisa, and Amsterdam. He has worked as an art critic, a curator of numerous exhibitions, a visiting professor at various universities, and has published books and numerous articles on cinema and art history. Currently he holds the chair for art history at the University of Dresden, where he lives. Müller is also the series editor of TASCHEN's Movies decade titles.  
  
Richard Rushfield is a native Los Angeles journalist. He is founder and co-editor of the satirical review The LA Innuendo, a contributing editor of Vanity Fair and author of the novel On Spec. His is currently working on a history of the Grunge Era.
 
  
 
 
  
 
  
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