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Publisher Comments:

No age has explored the spectrum of gender with its infinite nuances and variety as ours has.

Humankind's first and most essential dichotomy-that we are created in two natures, male and female-has fascinated artists since the Willendorf sculptor shaped his Venus as unmistakably female. Each sex has connoted different powers and lures over the ages.

Male/Female combines portraits, snapshots, collages, and everything in between to generate a visual conversation that moves fluidly throughout the history of photography. The images utilize intensive self-reflection, humor, and iconic forms to articulate countless expressions of gender. Male/Female features an extensive interview with Madonna and an essay by Wayne Koestenbaum, as well as excerpts from the work of many of today's foremost thinkers. Among the artists included are Claude Cahun, Robert Mapplethorpe, Luigi Ontani, Lucas Samaras, Cindy Sherman, and Laurie Simmons.

About the Author

Vince Aletti, formerly a music critic at Rolling Stone and elsewhere, is now the photography critic at The Village Voice. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Male/female /by Vince Aletti--Interview with Madonna--200 women /by Wayne Koestenbaum--Flights of fancy :Arthur Batut's gender-blending composites /by Michael L. Sand.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780893818814
Subtitle:
105 Photographs
Editor:
Aletti, Vince
Contribution:
Koestenbaum, Wayne
Commentaries:
Madonna
Contribution:
Koestenbaum, Wayne
Commentaries:
Madonna
Publisher:
Aperture
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Photography of men
Subject:
Portraits
Subject:
Portrait photography
Subject:
Sex differences
Subject:
Photography of women
Subject:
Gender identity in art.
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
168
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
11.89x9.94x.58 in. 2.09 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Anthologies and History
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General

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