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Marina Vaizey

96 pages, illus., 9780714127811, $17.95, Hardback, British Museum Press, English
Published: 1/1/2002

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Smile is a delightful gift book sure to bring a smile to every readers face! With 48 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 and the full image to place its context. The captions are enlivened by revealing and amusing quotations on the subject of smiles and happiness. Marina Vaizey'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 in Alice in Wonderland. Elegantly designed and stunningly illustrated, Smile will make the perfect gift book for all ages.

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