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Description - Smiles by Marina Vaizey

Smiles is a delightful giftbook sure to bring a smile to every reader's face! With 40 beautiful colour images drawn from the wide range of collections in the British Museum, it illustrates how the smile has been used in art the world over to great effect for many centuries. Each spread shows a detail of the smile, facing which is shown the full image to place it in context. In addition to the captions, there will also be interesting and amusing quotes on the subject of smiles and happiness. Marina Vaisey's Introduction examines the concept of the smile in art history and looks at some of art's most famous smiles, from the Mona Lisa to the grinning Cheshire cat. Elegantly designed and stunningly illustrated, Smiles will make a perfect giftbook for all ages.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714127811
ISBN-10: 0714127817
Format: Hardback
Pages: 96
Imprint: British Museum Press
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Marina Vaizey

Marina Vaizey was born in New York, educated at Harvard and Cambridge, and has lived in Britain since 1959; she was an art critic for over thirty years for various publications, including the Financial Times and the Sunday Times, and a member of the Arts Council and the Crafts Council. She has curated several exhibitions and is the author of several books, including The Artist as Photographer, and Great Women Collectors with Charlotte Gere. She is currently a trustee of several museums, in addition to writing, lecturing, and travelling.

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