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The body in contemporary art

Author: Sally O'Reilly
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2009.
Series: World of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In recent decades, the body has moved from being the subject of traditional portraiture to become an active presence in live and participatory events. Art historical, socio-political and cultural developments, from radical feminism in the 1970s to contemporary scientific breakthroughs, have all had a profound influence on artists' attitudes to, and representations of, the human form.
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O'Reilly, Sally, 1971-
Body in contemporary art.
New York : Thames & Hudson, 2009
(OCoLC)746073052
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally O'Reilly
ISBN: 9780500204009 0500204004
OCLC Number: 317919538
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Representation and presence --
Body in time and space --
Difference and solidarity --
Nature, myth, technology --
Monstrous bodies --
Over to you.
Series Title: World of art.
Responsibility: Sally O'Reilly.

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Featuring work across a range of media, from painting and sculpture to installation, video art and performance, this book examines the different roles played by the body in art, from being the  Read more...

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