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The Face (Book - Daniel Mcneill)

Daniel McNeill’s take on the human kisser is bursting with information in The Face. Drawing from biology, anthropology, psychology, history, and literature (to name a few), McNeill examines the details of physiognomic muscular structure, as well as how people decorate, enhance, and manipulate themselves with masks, tattoos, piercings, plastic surgery, and cosmetics. Unfortunately, the endless barrage of facts (porcupine quills are actually hair; the first modern mirror was created in Venice in 1507; scientists estimate humans are capable of anywhere from 6,000 to 10,000 facial expressions) makes for a hodgepodge of mind-numbing images that quickly fade from memory — except for a fascinating description of human head shrinking. C+

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