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The A-Z of Visual Ideas by John Ingledew

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Making faces

Faces are fascinating. We are drawn instinctively to images of faces and instantly recognize their expressions. Smiling life-size ones attract us to the covers of magazines, crying ones make us sad, and screaming ones are arresting and shocking. The simplest representation of eyes and a mouth can create a face with an individual personality.

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Salvador Dalí, Face of Mae West (can be used as Surrealist apartment), 1934. Dalí recreates the face of movie icon Mae West in a design for an interior in which her lips are the sofa, her nose a sideboard and her hair the curtains. The lips sofa later went into production and the room has been ...

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