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BEAUTY BOLD

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Historical view of beauty
Florence Cathedral and dome. Since the Renaissance, harmony, symmetry and correct proportions are considered essential elements of universal beauty. There is evidence that a preference for beautiful faces emerges early in child development, and that the standards of attractiveness are similar across different genders and cultures.[7] A study published in 2008 suggests that symmetry is also important because it suggests the absence of genetic or acquired defects.[8] Although style and fashion vary widely, cross-cultural research has found a variety of commonalities in people's perception of beauty. The earliest Western theory of beauty can be found in the works of early Greek philosophers from the pre-Socratic period, such as Pythagoras. The Pythagorean school saw a strong connection between mathematics and beauty. In particular, they noted that objects proportioned according to the golden r