The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
  1. $16.77 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Love Me Back

    Merritt Tierce 9780385538077

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Feminist Studies- Oversized Books

More copies of this ISBN

Pregnant Pictures

by

Pregnant Pictures Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

When actress Demi Moore unabashedly posed for the cover of "Vanity Fair" in her birthday suit, the effect was electrifying, groundbreaking, sexy — not simply because she was nude, but because she was nine months pregnant. <BR>The solitary image of the pregnant woman in art, photographs and magazines has traditionally been anything but sensual and glamorous. Bellies covered in frocks, medical drawings, and childbirth photos bear little resemblance to how women see themselves as pregnant. In this dazzling collection of over 200 photos of pregnant women taken from art libraries, childbirth manuals, maternity ads, contemporary art, and personal albums, the authors explore the paradox between image and reality. The photos illuminate how society creates feminine roles through the institution of pregnancy-and how women resist such roles. By turns humorous, celebratory, startling, and intimate, the photos reflect the many shades of pregnancy: a lesbian woman holding her rotund belly on the cover of a feminist magazine, a women in her second trimester working assiduously on an assembly line, a rounded mother-to-be nude next to a statue of Buddha, a woman looking mischievously at the camera in a photo captioned, "Deb, four months after eating a watermelon seed." <BR>Written with vigor and grace, "Pregnant Pictures" is an eye-opening, fascinating look at the most misrepresented of art objects: the bulging, beguiling belly.

Synopsis:

In this dazzling collection of over 200 photos of pregnant women taken from art libraries, childbirth manuals, maternity ads, contemporary art, and personal albums, the authors explore the paradox between image and reality. The photos illuminate how society creates feminine roles through the institution of pregnancy-and how women resist such roles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415921206
Author:
Matthews, Sandra
Author:
Wexler, Laura
Author:
Matthews Sandra
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth - Pregnancy
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Portraits
Subject:
Portrait photography
Subject:
Pregnant women
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 20
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.02x7.03x.68 in. 1.15 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western... Used Trade Paper $7.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Annuals
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Anthologies and History
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » Oversized Books
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

Pregnant Pictures Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.95 In Stock
Product details 272 pages Routledge - English 9780415921206 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this dazzling collection of over 200 photos of pregnant women taken from art libraries, childbirth manuals, maternity ads, contemporary art, and personal albums, the authors explore the paradox between image and reality. The photos illuminate how society creates feminine roles through the institution of pregnancy-and how women resist such roles.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.