Morphologies of beauty evolutionary psychology and the genetically relayed appeal of biomorphic design

Haywood, Mark (2007) Morphologies of beauty evolutionary psychology and the genetically relayed appeal of biomorphic design. In: Design History Society Annual Conference, Sept 2006, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

The research follows from Hayward's doctoral work on the correspondence between Classicism art's canons of proportions for the "ideal" female body and recent findings in evolutionary psychology (Singh) that suggested an unconcious preference for such morphologies may be genetically relayed, as they are also visible indicators of health and fertility.

The possibility that the Classical body canons may have at least in part been a cultural realisation of a pre-existing subconcious preference enables a radical re-evaluation of the endurance of certain morphological tropes of female beauty (cupiditas) in art and culture.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: Design and Knowledge Production: Visual Representation of an Epidemic
Publisher: Delft University of Technology
ISSN: 9789051550320
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of the Arts > Humanities
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2010 15:13
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:08
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/548

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