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The nude : the cultural rhetoric of the body in the art of Western modernity

Author: Richard D Leppert
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, ©2007.
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Compellingly written and extensively illustrated, this text is ideal for courses in the history and appreciation of Western art as well as cultural studies.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Leppert
ISBN: 9780813343501 081334350X
OCLC Number: 74569334
Description: xvi, 318 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
ch. 1. Introduction : the state of being without clothes --
in art --
Outlining the territory --
Seeing and the social practice of making sense --
Seeing to know/knowing to see --
Limits of engagement --
What's a nude? --
Who's got the look? --
Needing to see --
Fooling --
Deception and erotic desire --
The perplexing sight of men --
ch. 2. Representing the young : innocence, nakedness, and the adult imaginary --
Children and the adult imaginary --
Innocence and contradiction --
Recalibrating the moral compass --
Whose gaze? --
Boys and their future --
Race and the phallus --
Youth, death, and sanctioned desire --
ch. 3. The female nude : surfaces of desire --
Originating in sin --
Cold comforts --
Turning the tables (1) --
Figments of an imagination --
Colonizing the body --
Inviting revenge --
Nude as prostitute --
Looking back --
For the self --
One couple. Ch. 4. The male nude : identity and denial --
Where to look --
Saintly looks --
Christ/man --
Claims and contradictions --
Body reversal? --
Genital confrontation --
The bath --
Measured difference : mattes of black and white --
The evil other --
Studio --
Turning the tables (2) --
Anti-narcissism and zones of (dis)pleasure --
ch. 5. Afterword --
The matter of looking --
Naked transgression --
The body and photography --
Erotics? --
Bathed in desire --
Notes --
Works cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Richard Leppert.
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