Bathers, Bodies, Beauty: The Visceral Eye

Bathers, Bodies, Beauty: The Visceral Eye

by Linda Nochlin
     
 

Linda Nochlin explores the contradictions and dissonances that mark experience as well as art. Her book confronts the issues posed in representations of the body in the art of impressionists, modern masters, and contemporary realists and post-modernists. In many ways a personal book, Bathers, Bodies, Beauty brings to bear a lifetime of looking at, teaching,See more details below

Overview

Linda Nochlin explores the contradictions and dissonances that mark experience as well as art. Her book confronts the issues posed in representations of the body in the art of impressionists, modern masters, and contemporary realists and post-modernists. In many ways a personal book, Bathers, Bodies, Beauty brings to bear a lifetime of looking at, teaching, talking about, wrestling with, loving, and hating art to reveal and complicate the visceral experience of art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674021167
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Series:
Charles Eliot Norton Lectures Series, #1983
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Renoir's Great Bathers

Bathing as Practice, Bathing as Representation

2. Manet's Le Bain

The Dejeuner and the Death of the Heroic Landscape

3. The Man in the Bathtub

Picasso's Le Meutre and the Gender of Bathing

4. Monet's Hotel des Roches Noires

Anxiety and Perspective at the Seashore

5. Real Beauty

The Body in Realism

6. More Beautiful than a Beautiful Thing

The Body, Old Age, Ruin, and Death

Notes

Acknowledgments

Illustration Credits

Index

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