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About Face (Bradford Books) By Jonathan Cole

About Face (Bradford Books)
by Jonathan Cole

Drawing on work in neurology, human development, anthropology, philosophy, and the arts, this text moves from the biological evolution of the face, through the mechanics of expressionism and perception, to research on the importance of the face in the development of emotion and communication.
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What is special about the face, and what happens when neurological conditions make expression of comprehension of the face unavailable? Through a mix of science, autobiography, case studies, and speculation, Jonathan Cole shows the importance not only of facial expressions for communication among individuals but also of facial embodiment for our sense of self. He presents, in his words, "a natural history of the face and an unnatural history of those who live without it". Drawing on work in neurology, human development, anthropology, philosophy, and the arts, the book moves from the biological evolution of the face, through the mechanics of expressionism and perception, to research on the importance of the face in the development of emotion and communication. The heart of the book, though, lies in the experience of people with facial losses of various kinds. The case studies are of blind, autistic, and neurologically impaired persons; the most extreme case involves Mobius syndrome, in which some individuals are born with a total inability to move their muscles and hence to make facial expressions. Cole suggests that it is only by studying such personal narratives of loss that we can understand facial function and something of what all our faces reflect. As the author advances his natural history and theory of the face, he reveals something of our nature and how it is defined, in part, by the face.

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Sku
GOR003758964
Title
About Face (Bradford Books)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
MIT Press Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
256
ISBN 10
0262032465
ISBN 13
9780262032469
Prizes
N/A
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