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Author Jones, Colin, 1947- author.

Title The smile revolution in eighteenth century Paris / Colin Jones
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 231 pages)
Contents Cover; THE SMILE REVOLUTION IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY PARIS; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction; 1: The Old Regime of Teeth; Louis XIV's non-smile; Smiles under strict control; The power of royal example; 2: The Smile of Sensibility; Regency glimpses of the smile; 'Smiles on the mouth and tears in the eyes'; Visualizing the smile of sensibility; 3: Cometh the Dentist; The Pont-Neuf tooth-pulling carnival; A tale of two dentists; Enlightened Parisian teeth; 4: The Making of a Revolution; Fauchard's heirs
Summary You could be forgiven for thinking that the smile has no history; it has always been the same. However, just as different cultures in our own day have different rules about smiling, so did different societies in the past. In fact, amazing as it might seem, it was only in late eighteenth century France that western civilization discovered the art of the smile. In the 'Old Regime of Teeth' which prevailed in western Europe until then, smiling was quite literally frowned upon. Individuals were fatalistic about tooth loss, and their open mouths would often have been visually repulsive. Rules of con
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-217) and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 2, 2014)
Subject Smiling -- France -- Paris -- History -- 18th century
Smiling in art.
Smiling in literature.
Smiling -- History -- 18th century
Dentures -- history
History of Dentistry
Art -- history
Literature -- histroy
HISTORY -- Europe -- France.
Smiling in art
Smiling in literature
France -- Paris
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191024849