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Title Body of art / [commissioning editor, Deborah Aaronson ; editors, Diane Fortenberry & Rebecca Morrill].
Publisher London : Phaidon Press Limited, 2015.
©2015
Description 439 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Brooklyn Stacks  N370 F77    AVAILABLE
Note Includes index.
Summary "Body of Art is the first book to explore the various ways the human body has been both an inspiration and a medium for artists over hundreds of thousands of years. Unprecedented in its scope, it examines the many different manifestations of the body in art, from Anthony Gormley and Maya Lin sculptures to eight-armed Hindu gods and ancient Greek reliefs, from feminist graphics and Warhol's empty electric chair to the blue-tinted complexion of Singer Sargent's Madame X. It is the most expansive examination of the human body in art, spanning Western and non-Western, ancient to contemporary, representative to abstract and conceptual. Over 400 artists are featured in chapters that explore identity, beauty, religion, absent body, sex and gender, power, body's limits, abject body and bodies & space. Works range from 11,000 BC hand stencils in Argentine caves to videos and performances by contemporary artists such as Marina Abramovic, Joan Jonas and Bruce Nauman" -- Publisher's description.
Artists featured include: Francis Bacon, Balthus, Max Beckmann, Joseph Beuys, Pierre Bonnard, Hieronymus Bosch, Caravaggio, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Marc Chagall, Judy Chicago, Chuck Close, Gustave Courbet, John Currin, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dali, Edgar Degas, Eugene Delacroix, Donatello, Marcel Duchamp, Albrecht Dürer, El Greco, Lucian Freud, Paul Gauguin, Alberto Giacometti, Giotto, Francisco Goya, Damien Hirst, Hans Holbein, Frida Kahlo, Jeff Koons, Renee Magritte, Henri Matisse, Michelangelo, Alice Neel, Yoko Ono, Pable Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Raphael, Man Ray, Rembrandt, Auguste Rodin, Peter Paul Rubens, Egon Schiele, Cindy Sherman, Vincent Van Gogh, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol and others.
Source of acquisition Brooklyn: From the Library of Thea Westreich/Ethan Wagner.
Contents The Cycle of Bodily Life -- Beauty -- Identity -- Power -- Religion & Belief -- Sex & Gender -- Emotion Embodied -- The Body's Limits -- Bodies & Space -- The Abject Body -- The Absent Body.
LC subject Human figure in art.
Human beings in art.
Nude in art.
Other subject Human beings in art.
Human figure in art.
Nude in art.
Local subject Brooklyn Museum object 2002.10 Dinner Party (Chicago, Judy)
Other author Aaronson, Deborah, editor.
Fortenberry, Diane, editor.
Morrill, Rebecca, editor.
Wagner, Thea Westreich, former owner.
Wagner, Ethan, former owner.
ISBN 071486966X (hardback)
9780714869667 (hardback)
WorldCat no. 905521888

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