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Sex objects : art and the dialectics of desire

Author: Jennifer Doyle
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows us that sex in art is as diverse as sex in everyday life. This book examines the reception and frequent misunderstanding of highly sexualized images, words, and performances. It offers an  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Doyle, Jennifer.
Sex objects.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)812619357
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Doyle
ISBN: 0816645264 9780816645268 0816645256 9780816645251
OCLC Number: 61879732
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Arts & Culture) 2006
Description: xxxi, 184 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Preface: a promiscuous reader --
Introduction: Kusama's boat --
Moby Dick's boring parts: pornography's allegorical hothouse --
Sex, sodomy, and scandal: art and undress in the work of Thomas Eakins --
Tricks of the trade: pop art and the rhetoric of prostitution --
"I must be boring someone": women in Warhol's films --
The effect of intimacy: Tracey Emin's bad sex aesthetics --
White sex: Vaginal Davis does Vanessa Beecroft --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Jennifer Doyle.
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"Like a brassy fag hag crashing a gay sex party, Jennifer Doyle mixes it up here with a queer lot. Whether she's just watching or actively participating, whether turned on or bored, thinking or Read more...

 
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