A Brief History of the Smile
Every smile is the product of physical processes common to all humans. But since the dawn of civilization, the upward movement of the muscles of the face has carried a bewildering range of meanings. Supreme enlightenment is reflected in the holy smile of the Buddha, yet the Victorians thought of open-mouthed smiling as obscene, and nineteenth-century English and American slang equated "smiling" with drinking whisky.In A Brief History of the Smile, Angus Trumble deftly combines art, poetry, history, and biology into an intriguing portrait of the many nuances of the smile. Elegantly illustrating his points with emblematic works of art, from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European paintings to Japanese woodblock prints, Trumble explores the meanings of smiling in a variety of cultures and contexts. Effortlessly mingling erudition, wit, and personal anecdote, Trumble weaves a seamless interdisciplinary tapestry, bringing his expertise as a writer, historian, and thinker to bear on the art of smiling in this warm and perceptive work.
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That was fun; would have enjoyed more illustrations.
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While the chapters had some interesting points, their contents didn't always match the title - for example the conclusion-happiness- was about the smiles they create on corpses...? The majority of ... Read full review
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A Brief History of the Smile is a playful yet learned examination of not only the most immediate expressive contraction of which our bodies are capable', ...
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Angus Trumble, the gifted Australian art historian, has become America's expert on the smile. - The Age Online
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Yet Angus Trumble's lighthearted romp, A Brief History of the Smile, reveals that our fixation with pearly white choppers is a recent addition to our ...
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Life Matters: 17 January 2005 - Summer: Smile: Interview with ...
... currently the curator of paintings and sculpture at the Yale Centre for British Art in the US. He's just finished a book: A Brief History of the Smile. ...
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''A Brief History of the Smile,'' Angus Trumble's historical study and cultural commentary, considers what the smile reveals about different individuals, ...
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Guest: Angus Trumble, *Author of A Brief History of the Smile.
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A History of Lip-Reading - TIME
As the relator of such delightful trivia, the latest elicitor of the smile is author Angus Trumble, whose A Brief History of the Smile (Basic Books; ...
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