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Behind Closed Doors: The Art of Hans Bellmer

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The life-size, adolescent-girl dolls created by German artist Hans Bellmer in the 1930s are the subject of Therese Lichtenstein's highly original book. Disturbing and controversial, Bellmer's dolls—with their uncanny, fragmented bodies and eroticized poses—were just as shocking during Bellmer's time as they are today. Until now there has been little available in English ab ...more
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published April 3rd 2001 by University of California Press (first published March 4th 2001)
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The creation of the doll and its various permutations as a reaction to the rise of the NAZI party is a fascinating read of Bellmer and his articulated work. The discourse that springs from such disturbing art is an art form in itself.
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Adeptly researched and lyrical. An amazing biography of one of the most fascinating artists of all time.
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