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Published: 06 April 2006

288 Pages | 112 halftones, 165 line illus.

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195300406

Bookseller Code (05)

Perspectives on the Face

M. Michael Cohen, Jr.

Our faces play essential roles in defining us as individuals. They are the most immediately identifiable parts of our bodies. This book explores eight distinct yet related perspectives on the face--the evolutionary; the embryonic; developmental and postnatal; the anatomical and physiological; the sociocultural and symbolic; and the artistic. As a cross-disciplinary study, it is the first to comprehensively address the question of what constitutes a face, and to span the gap between symbolic interpretation and scientific fact. Both broadly informative and in-depth in its discussions, this highly readable book will be of interest to biologists, genetecists, plastic surgeons, craniofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, art historians, and others with a special interest in the face.

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