Once firmly accepted social concepts such as "body", "masculinity" and "nudity" have become less concrete over the past few decades. This volume presents an enthralling expedition into art history, tracing representations of naked men from the Age of Enlightenment to the present day.
Number of Pages: 368
Publication Date: 17 Oct 2012
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
Publication City, Country: Munich, Germany
Weight (gm): 2180
"A richly illustrated and expertly research exploration of depictions of the nude male body from 1800 to the present. The starting point of the accompanying exhibition was this question: why have there been major exhibitions devoted to the female nude but almost none to the male nude? The fascinating essays, which redress this lacuna, range from discussions of the development of an ideal of male nudity in the eighteenth-century through the writings of Winckelmann to the performance of emasculation in contemporary art."
-- "Choice" (8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM)
Author BiographyTobias G. Natter
is an Austrian art historian and director of the Leopold Museum in Vienna, which houses one of the largest collections of modern Austrian art. Elisabeth Leopold
is an Austrian art collector. With Rudolf Leopold, she cofounded the Leopold Museum and the Leopold Museum Private Foundation.