Long before the much publicized British and American schools of face reconstruction which today dominate forensic and anthropological circles, there was Mikhail Gerasimov, the very first to prove without any doubt that a human face could be objectively and thoroughly reconstructed from the respective skull.
The highly effective principles and methods he created are, even today, often plagiarized and not always duly credited. Without them modern forensic art and science of face reconstruction couldn’t even exist.
This book summarises his brilliant career following a dream from obscure beginnings collecting fossils in a Siberian town to is famous “blind” reconstructions witnessed and judged by an incredulous scientific community which finally surrendered itself to his mastery and finally to his much celebrated reconstructions of faces belonging to famous historic figures and fossil human ancestors.
A hardcover edition with illustrated, unclipped dust jacket, maroon cloth boards and gilt lettering. There is some foxing and toning but the text and black-and-white photos are clear and legible. There is some rubbing and wear to the edges of the book and the dust cover.
Now in a protective plastic cover to protect from damage.
Publisher: Hutchinson & Co., London.
Publication Date: 1971.
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