Zone 4: Fragments for a History of the Human Body, Part 2
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Zone 4: Fragments for a History of the Human Body, Part 2

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The 48 essays and photographic dossiers in these three volumes examine the history of the human body as a field where life and thought intersect. They show how different cultures at different times have entwined physical capacities and mental mechanisms in order to construct a body adapted to moral ideas or social circumstances the body of a charismatic citizen or a vision...more
Paperback, 560 pages
Published February 1st 1989 by Zone Books (first published 1989)
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Simone
I particularly like the article by Mario Perniola -Between Clothing and Nudity

A perfect summery in first paragraph

In the figurative arts eroticism appears as a relationship between clothing and nudity. Therefore, it is conditional on the possibility of movement –transit from one state to the other. If either of these poles takes on a primary or essential significance to the exclusion of the other then the possibility for this transit is sacrificed, and with it the conditions for eroticism. In s...more
Jason
The series Fragraments for a History of the Human Body (Parts 1, 2 and 3) had a very profound impact on my life.
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