Drapery: Classicism and Barbarism in Visual Culture

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April 2002



In this fascinating and accessible book, Gen Doy investigates the hitherto neglected meanings of drapery and the draped body in visual culture. The baroque and the classical are her subjects, as are Freud's Gradiva, Clerambault's writings and photographs of draped figures, and the fetishistic play between veiling and repeating. Doy explores the meanings of drapery in recent art, from Christo's wrapped Reichstag to the impact of the modern women's art movement on fine art practice.


Gen Doy is Professor of the History and Theory of Visual Culture at de Montfort University.


." . . very useful for students of the subject matter and, potentially, a very good introduction on the subject altogether."--Victoria Keller, "The Art Book"
EAN: 9781860645389
ISBN: 1860645380
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: I B TAURIS
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2002
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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