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Thomas Eakins : art, medicine, and sexuality in nineteenth-century Philadelphia

Author: Amy Beth Werbel
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The life and work of Thomas Eakins, America's most celebrated portrait painter, have long generated heated controversy. This book sets Eakins in the context of Philadelphia's scientific, medical, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas Eakins
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Beth Werbel
ISBN: 9780300116557 0300116551
OCLC Number: 487832817
Description: xii, 194 s. : ill. ; 27 cm
Contents: From Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Eakins : a century of Philadelphia scientists, artists, and provocateurs --
The Agnew Clinic, the Gross Clinic, the Crucifixion, and Swimming : dissecting Eakins' paintings --
Body casts and "anatomical eyes" : Thomas Eakins, William Williams Keen, and the curriculum at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts --
Art, pornography, freak shows, medical pictures, and the guilty pleasures of photography in nineteenth-century Philadelphia --
Scandalous exposures : the trials of Thomas Eakins, William Smith Forbes, and Oscar Wilde --
Conclusion : Thomas Eakins' family values
Responsibility: Amy Werbel

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