Gill, a film producer and director Kenneth Clark s Civilization, Alistair Cooke s America , traces the subject from the first figures of the cave people to contemporary feminist reworkings, revealing the changing attitudes of society with respect to such issues as the position of women and the struggle between freedom and authority The excellent art is unfortunately reproduced entirely in b w, but the unusually interesting text is some compensation Annotation copyright Book News, Inc Portland, Or....
|Title||:||Image of the Body|
|Publisher||:||Doubleday 1st edition January 1, 1990|
|Number of Pages||:||476 pages|
|File Size||:||590 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Image of the Body Reviews
I ran across this book in a used bookstore, and found it one of the most enjoyable reads I have encountered in a good while. The one flaw I found in it is that I thought it takes the PC line of the development of modern 20th century art a bit too inquestioningly. From about 1860 onward the thrust of the Advant Garde was aimed at, in Gill's words, and here he quotes the original artists, - the destruction of the traditions of Western art. But he never really explains what, if anything, they hoped to accomplish by it.