The Sexual Perspective: Homosexuality and Art in the Last 100 Years in the West, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Sexual Perspective

Homosexuality and Art in the Last 100 Years in the West, 2nd Edition

By Emmanuel Cooper


396 pages

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Paperback: 9780415111010
pub: 1994-09-08
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pub: 1994-09-08
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pub: 2005-08-11
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First published in 1986 to wide critical acclaim, The Sexual Perspective broke new ground by bringing together and discussing the painting, sculpture and photography of artists who were gay/lesbian/queer/bisexual. The lavishly illustrated new edition discusses the greater lesbian visibility within the visual arts and artist's responses to the AIDS epidemic. Emmanuel Cooper places the art in its artistic, social and legal contexts, making it a vital contribution to current debates about art, gender, identity and sexuality.


`A coherent and tight art history…truly groundbreaking.' - - City Limits

`A treasure trove of gay artists and artworks.' - The Philadelphia Enquirer

`A remarkable achievement, and another milestone in gay cultural history.' - - Gay Times

`All future attempts to come to terms with modern gay culture will have to consult what amounts to an encyclopedia of gay art history' - - The Advocate

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HISTORY / General