Scarce first printing of this guide to realizing the glittering dream of '70s glamour.
"You will learn that a good face–one that has been properly colored and contoured–creates an excitement, a magic and an evanescence that symbolizes the blinking, slinking, frantic fantasy world of all-night disco."
A piece of fashion history and an ode to self-creation by an industry legend who made her name as a make-up artist in '70s New York, featuring a team of models and stylists that includes Patti Hansen, Gia Carangi, and Anna Sui. Each step-by-step tutorial works towards a maximalist aesthetic, scorning the coward's advice of tamer eras to pick a single focal point: here are dramatic eyes, fiery cheeks, dark lips, each feature refusing to yield ground to any other. Linter's tools: bottles of "sparkling glitter chips"; loose iridescent powders in shades of vermillion and violet; black eyeliners and green eyeshadows; hot pink and hot red lipsticks; "moonshine highlight that turns opalescent on your skin." Linter's ideal of Disco Beauty is tailored to the small hours and the twilight self, geared towards replicating the "hypnotic radiance" of the glamour model and catering to the immortal wish to leave the daylight face behind in the "neon glow of any city from dusk to dawn." A cult classic, increasingly scarce and very much sought after.
New York: Angus & Robertson, (1980). 11'' x 8.5''. Original color photographic wrappers. Cover photograph by Bill King. Created and designed by Richard Voehl, produced by Kathryn O'Grady. Color photographs throughout. Illustrations by Jim Silks. Unpaginated. Minor edgewear.
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