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Art, modernity and the ideal figure

ISBN 9780415098014
Published December 17, 1995 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores body images in visual culture, from revolutionary France to contemporary New York. It engages with artists' use of different kinds of body images in painting, sculpture, photography and film, and shows the centrality of the body in the work of artists from da Vinci to Manet.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Bodyscapes 2. The Body Politic 3. Like a Virgin? 4. Photography at the Heart of Darkness 5. Painting at the Heart of Whiteness

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