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Anyone who examines the history of Western art must be struck by the prevalence of images of the female body. More than any other subject, the female nude connotes 'art'. The framed image of a female body, hung on the walls of an art gallery, is an icon of Western culture, a symbol of civilization and accomplishment. But how and why did the female nude acquire this status? The Female Nudebrings together, in an entirely new way, analysis of the historical tradition of the female nude and discussion of recent feminist art, and by exploring the ways in which acceptable and unacceptable images of the female body are produced and maintained, renews recent debates on high culture and pornography. The Female Nuderepresents the first feminist survey of the most significant subject in Western art. It reveals how the female nude is now both at the centre and at the margins of high culture. At the centre, and within art historical discourse, the female nude is seen as the visual culmination of enlightenment aesthetics; at the edge, it risks losing its repectability and spilling over into the obscene.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203135471
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Education : Teaching Methods & Materials - Arts & Humanities
Author:
Nead, Lynda
Author:
Nead Lynda
Subject:
Nude in art
Subject:
Obscenity (law)
Subject:
Nudes & Erotic
Subject:
Sex in art
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Female nude in art
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Subject:
Education-Teaching Art
Subject:
Feminist Studies-Body Image
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
December 1992
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Theory and Criticism
Education » Teaching » Art
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Law » General

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