A collection of photographs surveying painting, tattooing, scarification, piercing, and other decorations of the human body, from evidence for prehistoric practices to contemporary trends. After chapters on ancient body art, travels through the world from the Americas to Oceania, Africa, southern Asia, China, and Japan. Concludes with a chapter on the western world today, including regular makeup. Art historians, ethnologists, and archaeologists contribute accompanying essays. 13" high. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.