The human face

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The Human Face tells the fascinating story of our most familiar features. We embark on an intriguing and unique journey of self-discovery, exploring the evolutionary, social, and psychological aspects of the face. Why do we have a face? There are six billion human faces and yet we instantly recognize faces that we know. The face is the key to identity, both for ourselves and others. How is it that this small part of us can be such an immediate and effective way to define who we are? Humans have only seven universally recognized facial expressions: anger, fear, happiness, sadness, disgust, surprise, and contempt, and yet it is estimated that we can make about 7,000 discreet expressions. How do we read expressions? And how can we hide our true feelings when they are written on our faces without our even knowing? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? All over the world people seem to agree on which faces are beautiful. What is the relationship between facial beauty and sexual attractiveness? And is our concern with personal appearance just about looking good? Is vanity the result of a harmless need to fit in -- or are there other subconscious motives at work? Why are we so obsessed with the famous faces of actors and entertainers? Is it only a matter of media hype, or are there deeper reasons for our fascination? The Human Face reveals that knowing how the face has developed, what it can do, and what it means, is a way of understanding who we are. Beautifully illustrated with striking photography, this book will give you a new insight into human nature and the naked truth behind your facial features.
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Grouping Title human face
Grouping Author bates brian
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auth_author2 Cleese, John.
author Bates, Brian.
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author_display Bates, Brian
display_description Examines the facial features that humans find attractive; the universal definitions of "beautiful"; the significance of the face in terms of recognition and sexual attractiveness; the facial expressions; and other facets of the human face.
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publishDate 2001
record_details ils:70124|Book|Books|1st US ed.|English|Dorling Kindersley ;|2001.|240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
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subject_facet Beauty, Personal, Face, Facial expression, Personal appearance, Personal grooming
title_display The human face
title_full The human face / Brian Bates ; with John Cleese
title_short The human face
topic_facet Beauty, Personal, Face, Facial expression, Personal appearance, Personal grooming