This anthology gives glamour an extreme makeover. To talk about glamour is to wrestle with one of the central aesthetic paradigms of our society as the political economy of capital achieves a space for performances of the self. Glamour is not a stable trans-historical phenomenon, but a manifold and specific cultural practice. From the urbane Glanz (“gloss”) of the Weimar period to glam rock, from the glamour appropriations of Jack Smith and Andy Warhol to glamour appropriated for feminist or queer identity politics, there is no linear path of development, but rather multiple ramifications and contradictions. Compiled in association with an exhibition at the Migros Museum in Zurich, which included Leigh Bowery, Mick Rock, Francesco Scavullo, James Lee Byars, Tom Burr, T.J. Wilcox, Sylvie Fleury, and others, this book features essays by curators Tom Holert and Heike Munder, and some 120 color images.