- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 13, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521090121
- ISBN-13: 978-0521090124
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.6 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,471,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The use of simple, clear graphics and illustrations make the book visually rich. This book is an excellent resource for the practicing forensic artist, and it is also a wonderufl read for the fine artist or anone else interested in the human face."
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"A well written text on technique and theory of facial reconstruction."
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"...detailed... practical.... By collecting all research data of facial tissue depth and trying to establish rules and standards of facial reconstruction, the book can also be helpful for scientists and artists who are working in this field but not using the Manchester method for facial reconstruction."
Kurt W. Alt, Journal of Comparative Human Biology
Forensic facial reconstruction is the reproduction of an individual's face from skeletal remains. Used when identification is otherwise impossible, in forensic cases it can give a name to the dead, or in archaeological contexts, provide a tangible impression of real individuals from our past. This book's major benefits include a detailed description of the Manchester method of reconstruction, all the available published data on tissue depths and variation with age, sex, stature and ethnic origin, and an evaluation of the methods and problems associated with reconstructing the faces of children.
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Besides, if previously one read the Face Finder from Gerasimov, one find that in Forensic Facial Reconstruction some findings where also taken from this book. Even some drawings have been very slightly changed and this way the name from Mikhail Gerasimov, who really found a way to reconstruct , is not mentioned. The most notorious example is about how to reconstruct the nose. You can always consult the site [...] for instance.
Then the relation between the hard and soft tissues of the face are discussed,, with the general face shape, nose, eyes, mouth, chin and ears and some measures of variation are given. This book also handles the accuracy of facial reconstruction with some nice examples from real cases. The book ends with juvenile facial reconstruction which is difficult (however one case in the Netherlands was solved with this method). Some people say that the facial reconstructions do not really have to reflect all of the face, and that people might become aware by showing a face that they are missing someone they know very well.