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The Nude: The Cultural Rhetoric of the Body in the Art of Western Modernity

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The Nude explores some of the principal ways that paintings of the nude function in the conflicted terrain of culture and society in Europe and America from the fifteenth through twentieth centuries, as set against questions about human sexuality that emerge around differences of class, gender, age, and race. Author Richard Leppert relates the visual history of how the nak ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Westview Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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