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The Female Form: 1900-2000 One Hundred Years of Dips and Curves

Face of the Year International Beauty Contest

The Stirring of Sleeping Beauty

Modern Standards of Beauty: Nature or Nurture

Pheromones: The Smell of Beauty

Different Place Different Beauty

Evolutionary Psychology

Beauty and the Menstrual Cycle

The Question of Beauty

Babyness and Sexual Attraction

Female Pheromones and Male Physiology

Face Values

Revolting Bodies: The Monster Beauty of Tattooed Women

Piercing and the Modern Primitive

We must stop glorifying physical beauty

Click Here to Get Gorgeous


When Was the Last Time You Looked Glamorous?

Facial Beauty and Fractal Geometry

The Impact of Family Structure and Social Change

The Reality of Appearance

Sexual Selection and the Biology of Beauty

Venus, From Fertility Goddess to Sales Promoter

Why We Fall in Love

The Science of Attraction

The Biology in the Beholder's Eye

The Science of Attraction by Rob Elder

Your Cave or Mine

All Ah We is One Family

Skin Texture and Female Facial Beauty


Beauty Culture



Whose Beauty?

       What I am going to try and talk about today, often in the form of questions, stands at the meeting point of the properties of physical matter and an elaboration of sexualized subjective identity that has still to be thought through and put into practice.     ......




Beauty Matters

  Beauty has captured human interest since before Plato, but how, why, and to whom does beauty matter in today's world? Whose standard of beauty motivates African Americans to straighten their hair?   ......




Cutting Two ways with Beauty

        Recently, the New York Times ran an article reporting that supermodels are falling out of favor as magazine cover girls, and that their coveted slots are being filled instead by celebrities. This prompted one modeling agent to bemoan despairingly, "Where is the next generation of Linda Evange-listas going to come from?"  ......




 Looking at a Picture, Looking at a Person

 From the Crooked Timber of Humanity, Beautiful Things Can Be Made From the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing can ever be made.

-         IMMANUEL KANT  ......




Beauty (Re)Discovers the Male Body

 Putting classical art to the side for the moment, the naked and near-naked female body became an object of mainstream consumption first in Playboy and its imitators, then in movies, and only then in fashion photographs.  ......




Beauty and Its Kitsch Competitors

  One of the reasons for the disappearance of beauty in the artistic ideology of the late twentieth century has been the seeming similarity of beauty to certain kinds of kitsch. Beauty has also been associated with flawlessness and with glamour.   ......




 The Notion of Female, Beauty in Communist China

However, Naomi Wolf's deconstruction of The Beauty Myth could also be applied to the general notion offemale beauty in Communist China in the 1990s. The development of the feminine ideal in China after the Qing dynasty was as confusing as the modern history of the country.   ......
























































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