From the Sphinx to Mona Lisa, from strangers in a crowd to the people we love, the face beguiles us. It is our social signature and provides a constant flow of richly complex information. We rely on its signals, yet they form a language we may not even consciously note. In The Face, Daniel McNeill unravels these mysteries. He examines the face from many perspectives - physiological, social, psychological, evolutionary and artistic - and creates a portrait that is as fascinating as it is illuminating. Drawing on these disciplines, he explores the four great realms of the face: its anatomy, its singularity, its ability to communicate and its beauty. Daniel McNeill has mapped the world of the face and its mysteries in a captivating study of one of the most familiar sights in everyday life.