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The spectacular body : science, method, and meaning in the work of Degas

Author: Anthea Callen
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the ways in which the human body, especially the female body, was visualized by artists in the late-19th century. The book focuses on the work of Degas and deals with issues of gender,  Read more...

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Named Person: Edgar Degas; Edgar Degas; Edgar Degas; Edgar Degas; Edgar Degas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthea Callen
ISBN: 0300054432 9780300054439
OCLC Number: 30893446
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Physiognomy and Difference. The Legible Head. Anatomy and Race. Anatomy and Class. Anatomy and Gender. Degas's Little Dancer of Fourteen Years. Animal, Vegetable or Mineral? Physiognomy, Gender and Class --
2. Reviewing Prostitution. Prostitution and Marginality. Profit Margins. Prostitution and Public Hygiene. Clandestinity: Crime, Disease and Revolution. Prostitution and Class. Rebirth of the 'Born' Prostitute. Lesbianism, Heterosexuality and Femininity. Hysterical Disorder and the 'Femmes folles de leurs corps'. Bourgeois Marriage and Sexuality. Palaces of Pleasure: the grande tolerance and the Department Store --
3. The Invisible Man. The Monotypes and Bather Pastels. Prostitution and the Narratives of Sexual Conquest. The Naked and the Nude. Sight and Surveillance. The Sequestered Perversion. The Discourse of Discretion. Voyeurism and Sexual Guilt. The Keyhole Viewpoint --
4. Lines of Thought. Technique and Difference: Drawing, Colour and Spectacle.
Responsibility: Anthea Callen.

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