Synopses & Reviews
At an intersection between the history of ideas, art, popular culture, censorship, and law, PICTURES OF INNOCENCE shows how we are in the midst of a radical redefinition of childhood, a turbulent change in fundamental cultural values inaugurated by images of ideal childhood portrayed over the past three centuries. 116 illustrations, 12 in color.
Explores images of childhood innocence that are at once the most common, the most sacred, and the most controversial of our time. They range from 18th-century portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds to greeting cards by Anne Geddes, and from the photographs of Lewis Carroll to those of Sally Mann.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-242) and index.