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The Resource Extreme bodies : the use and abuse of the body in art, Francesca Alfano Miglietti

Extreme bodies : the use and abuse of the body in art, Francesca Alfano Miglietti

Label
Extreme bodies : the use and abuse of the body in art
Title
Extreme bodies
Title remainder
the use and abuse of the body in art
Statement of responsibility
Francesca Alfano Miglietti
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The body described in this book is a theoretical subject in which the connection between art and the categories of excess are explored. The author provides an analysis of the way the body has long been manipulated by its relationship with cultural, religious and political institutions, to the point of self-mutilation. What is being explored is the body as a construction of forms of discourse, obligations and mechanisms of control. The result is a mapping of the most significant iconographies of this special body that has always inhabited art. It is typically contemporary to choose a body that is at once subject and object of a multitude of events that suggest continual references to classical iconography, emphasising the numerous analogies and affinities between the experiences of contemporary artists and the most traditional Western iconography." "This thought-provoking volume presents a fierce and sophisticated vision, a remarkable sense of the spirit of the time, the representation of macrocosms which include methods, trends, acts of rebellion, mutations and images of humanity undergoing transformation."--BOOK JACKET
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1957-
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Alfano Miglietti, Francesca
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human beings in art
  • Art, Modern
Label
Extreme bodies : the use and abuse of the body in art, Francesca Alfano Miglietti
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
7797460
Dimensions
21cm
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9788884913791
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Uk)gb A30W1712
  • (BNAtoc)V8J79861
Label
Extreme bodies : the use and abuse of the body in art, Francesca Alfano Miglietti
Publication
Control code
7797460
Dimensions
21cm
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9788884913791
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Uk)gb A30W1712
  • (BNAtoc)V8J79861

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