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Author Borzello, Frances.
Title The naked nude / Frances Borzello.
Published New York : Thames & Hudson, 2012.
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 Floor3  N7572 .B67 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 192 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Note "130 illustrations, 116 in color"--T.p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-186) and index.
Summary "The representation of the nude in art remained for many centuries a victory of fiction over fact. Beautiful, handsome, flawless--its great success was to distance the unclothed body from any uncomfortably explicit taint of sexuality, eroticism or imperfection. Here Frances Borzello contrasts the civilized, sanitized, perfected nude of Kenneth Clark's classic, The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form (1956), with today's depictions: raw, uncomfortable, both disturbing and intriguing. Grittier and more subtle, the new nude asks awkward questions and behaves provocatively. It is a very naked nude, created to deal with the issues and contradictions that surround the body in our time"--Jacket.
Subject Nude in art.
ISBN 9780500238929 (hardback)
0500238928 (hardback)
OCLC number 783160391