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Perception of Beauty

Edited by Martha Peaslee Levine

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

The authors in this book ask us to consider whether the perception of beauty has been defined by our genetics and culture over the years - has it grown and changed? Do certain neural connections define our emotional reactions to beauty? Does beauty follow any rules or laws? Can the aspiration toward beauty be detrimental? Can we divorce ourselves from dictates and sink into a mindful connection with our internal beauty? Can we move from the superficial where "beauty is only skin deep" to an intense appreciation of beauty in all of its variations. The Perception of Beauty will lead to a deeper understanding and contemplation of nature, art, and the world around us.

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Perception of BeautyEdited by Martha Peaslee Levine

Published: October 25th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/66021

ISBN: 978-953-51-3582-1

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3581-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4620-9

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

20036 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Beholder’s I: The Perception of Beauty and the Development of the Self

By Stephen H. Richmond


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2. Animae Pulchrae: Depiction of Saintly Images in Byzantine Mural Painting

By Elizabeta Dimitrova


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3. Aesthetics of the Naked Human Body: From Pornography (Sexualised Lust Object) to Iconography (Aesthetics of Human Nobility and Wisdom) in an Anthropology of Physical Beauty

By Daniel J Louw


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4. Places that Reflect Beauty

By Naglaa Sami AbdelAziz Mahmoud


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5. The Problematic Perception of Beauty in the Artistic Field

By Raquel Cascales


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6. On the Design of a Photo Beauty Measurement Mechanism Based on Image Composition and Machine Learning

By Chin-Shyurng Fahn and Meng-Luen Wu


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7. Differential Trajectories in the Development of Attractiveness Biases Toward Female and Male Targets

By Jennifer L. Rennels and Kirsty M. Kulhanek


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8. Beauty, Body Image, and the Media

By Jennifer S. Mills, Amy Shannon and Jacqueline Hogue


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9. Beauty and the Beast: Perception of Beauty for the Female Athlete

By Sharon K. Stoll, Heather VanMullem, Nicole Ballestero and Lisa Brown


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10. A Plastic Surgeon’s Perspective on Stereotyping and the Perception of Beauty

By Johanna D’Agostino and Marek Dobke


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11. The Islamic Veil, the Domestic Environment, and Femininity

By Fatma Zehra Fidan


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12. Mindfulness Meditation and the Perception of Beauty: Implications for an Ecological Well-Being

By Álvaro I. Langer, Carlos Schmidt and Edwin Krogh


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