Journals Higher Education

$39.95

Hardcover

Published: 25 November 2014

304 Pages | 48 black & white halftones

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198715818


Bookseller Code (01)

The Smile Revolution

In Eighteenth Century Paris

Colin Jones

  • How western civilization first discovered the smile - and learned to stop frowning at the art of smiling
  • The story of a 'smile revolution' on the eve of political revolution in eighteenth century Paris - undoing centuries of western disdain for the practice
  • Shows how the Reign of Terror soon wiped the smile off people's faces - until the re-emergence of the smile in the twentieth century
  • Ranges from the history of art, literature, and culture, to science, medicine, and dentistry to reveal the true story of an expression at the heart of western civilization
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