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The Spectacular Body: Science, Method, and Meaning in the Work of Degas
     

The Spectacular Body: Science, Method, and Meaning in the Work of Degas

by Anthea Callen
 
In this handsome book, Anthea Callen deals with issues of sexuality, gender, and visual representation to illuminate the underlying meanings of Degas's depictions of women in his series of bathers, dancers, and prostitutes. She argues that the gender politics of Degas' culture made it inevitable that he represent masculine desire-and anxieties about

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In this handsome book, Anthea Callen deals with issues of sexuality, gender, and visual representation to illuminate the underlying meanings of Degas's depictions of women in his series of bathers, dancers, and prostitutes. She argues that the gender politics of Degas' culture made it inevitable that he represent masculine desire-and anxieties about masculine identity evoked by such desire-through an apparently detached masculine scrutiny of the female body.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300054439
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.25(h) x (d)

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