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Sexuality in ancient art : Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Italy

Author: Natalie Kampen; Bettina Ann Bergmann
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge studies in new art history and criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sexuality in Ancient Art is the first anthology on the visual representation of the sexual body, sexual activity and desire, and the role of sexuality in the formation of personality and social institutions. Bringing together essays by historians of the art of Egypt and the Ancient Near East, Greece, the Etruscans, and Rome, this collection demonstrates how a variety of methods and theoretical frames can be used to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Kampen; Bettina Ann Bergmann
ISBN: 0521470994 9780521470995 0521476836 9780521476836
OCLC Number: 33245037
Description: xvii, 299 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Contents: Sex, rhetoric, and the public monument : the alluring body of Naram-Sîn of Agade / Irene J. Winter --
Dress, undress, and the representation of fertility and potency in New Kingdom Egypt art / Gay Robins --
Sex and the politics of female adornment in pre-Achaemenid Iran (1000-800 b.c.e.) / Michelle I. Marcus --
Archaic bodies-in-pieces / Page Dubois --
Desiring women on Athenian pottery / Robin Osborne --
Eros, desire, and the gaze / Franc̜oise Frontisi-Ducroux --
Women looking at women : women's ritual and temple sculpture / Eva Stehle and Amy Day. Portrayals of abduction in Greek art : rape or metaphor? / Ada Cohen --
Reflections / Andrew Stewart --
Etruscan sexuality and funeral art / Larissa Bonfante --
Phallus as signifier : the forum of Augustus and rituals of masculinity / Barbara Kellum --
Hypersexual black men in Augustan baths : ideal somatotypes and apotropaic magic / John Clarke --
Pregnant moment : tragic wives in the Roman interior / Bettina Bergmann --
Calculus of Venus : nude portraits of Roman matrons / Eva D'ambra. Omphale and the instability of gender / Natalie Boymel Kampen --
Naturalism and the erotics of the gaze : intimations of Narcissus / John Elsner --
Winckelmann's "homosexual" teleologies / Whitney Davis.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in new art history and criticism.
Responsibility: edited by Natalie Boymel Kampen with Bettina Bergmann [and others].
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