Suggested Reading For Teachers
Groning, Karl, ed. Body Decoration: A World Survey of Body Art.
New York: The Vendome Press, 1998.
Robinson, Julian. The Quest for Human Beauty: An Illustrated History.
New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1998.
Rubin, Arnold, ed. Marks of Civilization. Los Angeles: Museum
of Cultural History, University of California, 1988.
Suggested Reading For High School Students
Camphausen, Rufus C. Return of the Tribal: Piercing, Tattooing, Body
Painting, Scarification. Rochester, Vt.: Park Street Press, 1997.
"Global Culture." National Geographic Magazine, vol. 196, no. 2,
Suggested Reading For All Ages
"Decorating the Body." Faces: The Magazine About People,
vol. 5, no. 2, November 1998. Peterborough, N. H.: Cobblestone
English, Karen. Nadia's Hands. Honesdale, Pa.: Boyds Mills
Press, 1999. "Ornaments," Faces: The Magazine About People,
vol. 12, no. 4, December 1995. Peterborough, N. H.: Bobblestone
Polhemus, Ted. Body Art: The Total Guide to Body Decoration.
Boston: Element Children's Books, 1998.
Power, Vicki. Vanity: A Very Peculiar History. New York:
Franklin Watts, 1995.
Amazonian boy in body paint
photo credit: Dennis Werner