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Faceworld (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Zilio, Marion
Translated by Mackay, Robin

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We have long accepted the face as the most natural and self-evident thing, believing that in it we could read, as if on a screen, our emotions and our doubts, our anger and joy. We have decorated them, made them up, designed them, as if the face were the true calling card of our ...personality, the public manifestation of our inner being. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rather than a window opening onto our inner nature, the face has always been a technical artefact--a construction that owes as much to artificiality as to our genetic inheritance. From the origins of humanity to the triumph of the selfie, Marion Zilio charts the history of the technical, economic, political, legal, and artistic fabrication of the face. Her account of this history culminates in a radical new interrogation of what is too often denounced as our contemporary narcissism. In fact, argues Zilio, the narcissism of the selfie may well reconnect us to the deepest sources of the human manufacture of faces--a reconnection that would also be a chance for us to come to terms with the non-human part of ourselves. This highly original reflection on the fabrication of the face will be of great value to students and scholars of media and culture and to anyone interested in the pervasiveness of the face in our contemporary age of the selfie.
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ISBN 9781509537266
Released NZ 27 Feb 2020
Publisher Polity Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781509537266
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Polity Press
Imprint Polity Press
Released 27 Feb 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Zilio, Marion
Translated by Mackay, Robin
Category Theory Of Art
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 139mm
Height: 219mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 153.758
Weight 230g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Face - Social aspects, Face perception, Facial expression
NBS Text The Arts: General & Reference
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly