Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Perception of Beauty

Edited by Martha Levine

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, United States of America

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 Levine

Published: October 25th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/66021

ISBN: 978-953-51-3582-1

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

Copyright year: 2017

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6038 Total Chapter Downloads

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

By Stephen H. Richmond

466

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

By Elizabeta Dimitrova

422

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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

448

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4. Places that Reflect Beauty

By Naglaa Sami AbdelAziz Mahmoud

472

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5. The Problematic Perception of Beauty in the Artistic Field

By Raquel Cascales

318

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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

360

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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

355

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8. Beauty, Body Image, and the Media

By Jennifer S. Mills, Amy Shannon and Jacqueline Hogue

1686

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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

383

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

By Johanna D’Agostino and Marek Dobke

449

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

By Fatma Zehra Fidan

320

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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

359

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