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An illustrated examination of the concept of beauty and attractiveness in different human societies over thousands of years details the lengths to which each culture's members would go to meet and exceed the accepted standards of personal pulchritude.
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Julian Robinson has written, taught, and lectured extensively on the subjects of fashion, design, and sexuality. His many books include The Golden Age of Style, The Brilliance of Art Deco, and The Fine Art of Fashion. He lives in Australia.
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Book Description W. W. Norton & Co. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand new in publisher's shrinkwrap. Cover photograph of dragon tattoed onto woman's back. The Quest for Human Beauty is an exploration of humankind's relentless preoccupation with physical appearance, illuminating the wildly divergent ideals of human beauty throughout history and throughout the world. Using archaeological findings, anthropological studies, art history, film, music, fashion trends, and studies of sexual mores, Julian Robinson presents a remarkable overview of human predilections regarding the body. From tribal scarring and body modification to the increasing popularity of plastic surgery, piercing, and tattooing in the Western world today - this book give us a sweeping and sometimes startling look to our modes of adornment and the lengths to which people will go to achieve what they perceive as attractiveness. The Quest for Human Beauty is a celebration of the great diversity of beauty "body packaging" and features over 700 photographs and illustrations. Seller Inventory # 003435
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