COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
The Cultural History of Cosmetics
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FA 425
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The purpose of this course is to explore early origins of cosmetics starting with prehistory and find out how the cosmetic fashions developed within different cultures through ages. And to identify the main trends, cultural movements and innovations in cosmetics and perfumes from a historical perspective. Another aim of the course is to explore the relationship between cosmetic industry and design world.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to examine the use of cosmetics from early civilizations to the beginning of 20th century.
  • Will be able to find out how the practices of makeup, hairdressing and body care developed over centuries.
  • Will be able to evaluate the influences of historical, cultural and social variables on makeup, hairdressing and body care practices.
  • Will be able to examine how the production of cosmetics became an industry in the nineteenth century.
  • Will be able to explore the influences of the fashion design and entertainment industries on makeup and hairdressing practices as well as cosmetic product innovation and commercialization.
  • Will be able to collect information on the historical and traditional use and modernization of cosmetics in our culture.
Course Description The cultural history of cosmetics from de Prehistory to the beginning of the 20th century.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction: The Origins of Cosmetics. Prehistoric use of cosmetics. The use of cosmetics ( makeup, hairdressing and bodycare practices. The use of perfumes ) in Mesopotamian Civilizations and Ancient Egypt, group work. Chapter 24, Butler Hilda, Poucher's Perfumes Cosmetics and Soaps, Vol.3 , Chapman & Hall, 1992, “Kohl”, Radwan Ali, Ed.Azoulay Elizabeth,ed. Demian Angela, ed.Frioux Dalibor, 100 000 Years of Beauty, Gallimard, 2009 “Civilisation and Perfume: Story of a Journey”, Yentürk Aybala, Ed. Şentürk, Şennur, Sacred Incense to Fragrant Elixir: Perfume, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2005
2 The Use of Cosmetics in Ancient Greeks, Romans and Byzantines ( makeup, hairdressing and bodycare practices. The use of perfumes ), group work. Chapter 24, Butler Hilda, Poucher's Perfumes Cosmetics and Soaps, Vol.3 , Chapman & Hall, 1992, “Civilisation and Perfume: Story of a Journey”, Yentürk Aybala, Ed. Şentürk, Şennur, Sacred Incense to Fragrant Visit to The Izmir Archeology Museum Watching a video about the recreation of the hairstyle of the Roman Vestal Virgins
3 The Use of Cosmetics and Perfumes in The Medieval Islamic World, group work. The Use of Cosmetics in The Medieval Europe (makeup, hairdressing and bodycare practices. The use of perfumes ), group work Powerpoint presentation of related sources stated below Bakır Abdülhalik, The Production and Adulteration of Cosmetics, Food and Drug in Medieval Islamic World, 2000 Ed. Şentürk, Şennur, Sacred Incense to Fragrant Elixir: Perfume, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2005 Hernandez, Gabriela, Classic Beauty: The History of Makeup, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.,2011
4 The Use of Cosmetics During The Renaissance and Baroque Periods in Europe (makeup, hairdressing and bodycare practices. The use of perfumes ), group work Chapter 24, Butler Hilda, Poucher's Perfumes Cosmetics and Soaps, Vol.3 , Chapman & Hall, 1992 “Civilisation and Perfume: Story of a Journey”, Yentürk Aybala, Ed. Şentürk, Şennur, Sacred Incense to Fragrant Elixir: Perfume, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2005
5 The Traditional Cosmetics of Ottomans ( makeup, hairdressing and bodycare practices. The use of perfumes ), group work Powerpoint presentation of related sources stated below: The Makeup and Care Products in Ottoman Period, Yentürk Nejat, Ed.Naskali Emine, ed.Koç Aylin, Beden Kitabı, Kitabevi, 2009 “Ottoman Perfumes”, Yentürk Nejat, Ed. Şentürk, Şennur, Sacred Incense to Fragrant Elixir: Perfume, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2005 Watching an episode of TV serie “Muhteşem Yüzyıl”
6 MIDTERM 1
7 The Use of Cosmetics During The 18th Century in Europe (makeup, hairdressing and bodycare practices. The use of perfumes ), group work “The Colour of Rank”,Lanoe, Catherine, Ed.Azoulay Elizabeth,ed. Demian Angela, ed.Frioux Dalibor, 100 000 Years of Beauty, Gallimard, 2009 “A Riot of Fragrance” Briot, Eugenie, Ed.Azoulay Elizabeth,ed. Demian Angela, ed.Frioux Dalibor, 100 000 Years of Beauty, Gallimard, 2009 Watching and comparing “Perfume:The Story of a Murderer” movie with “Marie-Antoinette” movie
8 The Use of Cosmetics During The 19th Century in Europe (makeup, hairdressing and bodycare practices. The use of perfumes ), group work “Beauty as a reflection of progress”, Azoulay Elisabeth, Ed.Azoulay Elizabeth,ed. Demian Angela, ed.Frioux Dalibor, 100 000 Years of Beauty, Gallimard, 2009 Examination of the samples of 19th century books on cosmetics and perfumes.
9 19th Century: Industrialization of Cosmetics “From Industry to Luxury: French Perfume in the Nineteenth Century” Briot Eugénie, Business History Rewiew, Harvard Business School,Volume 85,2011
10 The Encounter with The European Cosmetics: Westernization of Ottoman Woman’s Makeup and Hairdressing Practices Powerpoint presentation of related sources stated below: The Makeup and Care Products in Ottoman Period, Yentürk Nejat, Ed.Naskali Emine, ed.Koç Aylin, Beden Kitabı, Kitabevi, 2009 Ottoman Perfumes”, Yentürk Nejat, Ed. Şentürk, Şennur, Sacred Incense to Fragrant Elixir: Perfume, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2005 Examination of the original samples of the European cosmetic products that entered Ottoman market in the second half of the 19th century. “
11 20th Century: The Century of Progress and Marketing - I “The Beauty Big Bang”,Remaury Bruno, Ed.Azoulay Elizabeth,ed. Demian Angela, ed.Frioux Dalibor, 100 000 Years of Beauty, Gallimard, 2009 1920’ler ve 1930’lar makyaj uygulama 1920’s and 1930’s make up tutorial
12 20th Century: The Century of Progress and Marketing - II “Globalization and Beauty:A Historical and Firm Perspective”,Geoffrey Jones, Euramerica, Vol. 41, No. 4,2011 “Fragrance goes global”, Le Guerer, Annick, Ed.Azoulay Elizabeth,ed. Demian Angela, ed.Frioux Dalibor, 100 000 Years of Beauty, Gallimard, 2009 Watching “The Powder and Glory” documentary
13 Perfumes and Cosmetics in Fashion Design World Students will share power point presentations on “Couturiers-Parfumeurs” that they prepared before coming to class.
14 1894 – 1930’s: The Golden Age of Ottoman and Turkish Cosmetic Industry Powerpoint presentation of related sources stated below: “ Eau de Cologne or Kolonya” Yentürk Aybala, Yentürk Nejat, Collection, No:1, 2000 Zaza: The Very Strong Brand created by Paul Zazadse”, Yentürk Nejat, Collection, Sayı:18,2005 “Ahmet Faruki: The First Producer of Cosmetics in Ottoman Empire, Yentürk Nejat, Collection, Sayı:3,2001 Power point presentation: The comparison of the “Ferit” brand productions with that of the Europian products of their time, both by their contents and by their design. Examination of the original samples of the cosmetic products and advertising items from Ottoman and Turkish Republic periods.
15 Final Exam
16 Review of the Semester
Course Notes/Textbooks Related sections of the books stated below, and power point presentations, museum visits, special videos and movies
Suggested Readings/Materials Poucher, W.A., ed. Butler, Hilda, Poucher's Perfumes Cosmetics and Soaps, Vol.3 , Chapman & Hall, 1992, Ed.Azoulay Elizabeth,Ed. Demian Angela, Ed.Frioux Dalibor, 100 000 Years of Beauty, Gallimard, 2009, Riordan, Teresa Inventing Beauty: A History of the Innovations that Have Made Us Beautiful, Crown Publishing Group,2005 Hernandez, Gabriela, Classic Beauty: The History of Makeup, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.,2011, Jones, Geoffrey, Beauty Imagined: A History of the Global Beauty Industry, Oxford University Press, 2010, Stewart, Susan, Cosmetics and Perfumes in the Roman World, Tempus Publishing, Limited, 2007, Boston, Fred E., Max Factor: The Man Who Changed The Faces, Arcade Publishing, 2012 Ragas, Cohen Meg, Kozlowski Karen, Read My Lips, A Cultural History of Lipstick, Chronicle Books, 1998, Ed. Şentürk, Şennur, Sacred Incense to Fragrant Elixir: Perfume, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2005 Bakır, Abdülhalik, Ortaçağ İslam Dünyasında Itriyat, Gıda, İlaç Üretimi ve Tağşişi, 2000, Ed.Naskali Emine, ed.Koç Aylin, Beden Kitabı, Kitabevi, 2009 Corbin, Alain,Le Miasme et La Jonquille,L’Odorat et L’Imaginaire Social 18.-19.Siecles, Flammarion, 1986 “Eau de Cologne ya da Kolonya”, Yentürk Aybala, Yentürk Nejat Yentürk, Collection, Sayı.1, 2000 “Paul Zazadse’nin yarattığı Dev Marka:Zaza, Yentürk Nejat, Collection, Sayı:18,2005 “Osmanlı Devleti’nde İlk Yerli Itriyat Fabrikası’nın Kurucusu:Ahmet Faruki, Collection, Sayı:3,2001

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
2
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
15
2
30
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
2
11
Presentation / Jury
4
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
3
Final Exams
1
3
    Total
106

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to develop and design a collection independently.

X
2

To be able to do maintain a design research individually or as a team.

X
3

To be able to develop entrepreneurship- and managerial skills for a future professional practice.

X
4

To be able to understand, interpret and apply theoretical knowledge in fashion and textile design.

X
5

To be able to analyze and integrate the particular local and regional needs and of their profession.

X
6

To be able to obtain a multidisciplinary point of view, follow and analyze the new issues, changes and trends in contemporary design and art in such a way that they can be integrated into design practice.

X
7

To be able to apply industrial requirements, knowledge of material & usage and know-how knowledge in the creation of high quality fashion products.

X
8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies at a level that is adequate to the discipline of fashion and textile design.

X
9

To be able to develop an ongoing analytical and professional approach to academic and design research.

X
10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen area of interest.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of fashion and textile design and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest