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Seeing Through Clothes by Anne Hollander (Author)

Regular price R 100.00

In this excellent and strikingly original book, Anne Hollander explores the rich and complex heritage of western pictorial art as it has represented the human image - clothed, partially clothed, draped and nude. The civilised eye, she suggests, is always eager for human images, and even more eager for styles in the human image. And we get our ideas about how we look and how we should look not so much from each other - or from political or economic constraints or from notions of comfort and social correctness - as from the powerful and persuasive aesthetic ideal that is suggested by the human image as we know it in art. In linked chapters devoted to the topics of drapery, nudity, dress and undress, costumes and mirrors, Anne Hollander demonstrates how clothes in art have contributed to our imaginative and idealised visualisations of the human body. UK YES

  • Book condition GoodPublisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Books (August 2, 1988)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 528 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0140110844
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0140110845
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 800 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15 cm x 22 cm x 2, 5 cm

 

 

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