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Nudes and Nazis; or, Surveying Sex through Violence in Museums

Jennifer Tyburczy

in Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226315102
eISBN:
9780226315386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315386.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter two constitutes a form of discursive display to explore, in experimental fashion, nineteenth- and twentieth-century museums as sites for visualizing perversity through the exhibitionary logic ... More


The Reclining Nude: Agnès Varda, Catherine Breillat, and Nan Goldin

Emma Wilson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620245
eISBN:
9781789623581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620245.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The figure of a woman reclining, in repose, displayed, abandoned, fallen, asleep, or dreaming, returns in the work of women filmmakers and photographers in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. ... More


What’s Wrong with the (Female) Nude?: A Feminist Perspective on Art and Pornography

A. W. Eaton

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

Insofar as erotic art and in particular the female nude makes male dominance and female subordination and objectification sexy, this chapter argues, it eroticizes the traditional gender hierarchy and ... More


Terracottas in Early Complex Societies: Sumer, Babylonia, Syria, Egypt and Canaan (c. 3000–1150 bc)

P. R. S. Moorey

in Idols of the People: Miniature Images of Clay in the Ancient Near East

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262801
eISBN:
9780191734526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262801.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter provides contrasts in the terracotta imagery of Canaan, Israel and Judah. This is followed by an examination on the emergence of nude female images in early urban societies in Sumer, ... More


Nude Enumerated

Jean-Luc Nancy and Adèle Van Reeth

in Coming

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273461
eISBN:
9780823273515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273461.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Jean-Luc Nancy at his most lyrical: “Nude Enumerated” is a prose-poem, an eloquent evocation of the naked body, figure drawing through words. An exploration of what it means to be truly naked.


Nudity

Anita L. Allen

in Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195141375
eISBN:
9780199918126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141375.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that anti-nudity laws may be reasonable responses to danger and degradation, but in the 21st century, all such laws merit suspicion as illiberal impediments to personal choice. ... More


Anti-Pornography: André Kertész’s Distortions

Bence Nanay

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

Typical of pornographic photographs is that the ‘recognitional’ aspect of pictorial representation is emphasized at the cost of the ‘configurational’ aspect. In order to achieve a better ... More


The Reclining Nude

Emma Wilson

in The Reclining Nude: Agnès Varda, Catherine Breillat, and Nan Goldin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620245
eISBN:
9781789623581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620245.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Opening with a reflection on the woman rolling in the waves in Maya Deren’s At Land, this chapter draws out a series of thoughts on reclining. From the tradition of the reclining nude and the female ... More


Agnès Varda

Emma Wilson

in The Reclining Nude: Agnès Varda, Catherine Breillat, and Nan Goldin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620245
eISBN:
9781789623581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620245.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Agnès Varda studied art history and photography, and the influence of the visual arts in her filmmaking has long been remarked. This discussion is the first to close in on the figure of the reclining ... More


Catherine Breillat

Emma Wilson

in The Reclining Nude: Agnès Varda, Catherine Breillat, and Nan Goldin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620245
eISBN:
9781789623581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620245.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Catherine Breillat’s explicit engagement with female sexuality across her corpus is illumined through discussion of her return to images of nudity and reclining in European painting, as witnessed in ... More


Nan Goldin

Emma Wilson

in The Reclining Nude: Agnès Varda, Catherine Breillat, and Nan Goldin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620245
eISBN:
9781789623581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620245.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Focusing on two projects first mounted in Paris, an installation about Goldin’s sister Barbara, Sisters, Saints and Sibyls and a projection and grid pictures inspired by images in the Louvre Museum, ... More


The Pregnant Nude and Photographic Representation

Shuqin Cui

in Gendered Bodies: Toward a Women's Visual Art in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840037
eISBN:
9780824868390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840037.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the pregnant nude in Chinese art. First, it examines how Yu Hong's Witness to Growth and Xing Danwen's Born with the Revolution use the pregnant body as a witness to ... More


The Bride Stripped Bare

Nicholas Mee

in Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851950
eISBN:
9780191886690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851950.003.0020
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Hinton’s writing on higher dimensions influenced artists as well as writers. Chapter 19 looks at how higher-dimensional geometry influenced the development of the visual arts in the twentieth ... More


Erotics of the body politic: the naked and the clothed

Niharika Dinkar

in Empires of Light: Vision, Visibility and Power in Colonial India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526139634
eISBN:
9781526150387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139641.00012
Subject:
Art, Art History

A discourse on veiling and unveiling was implicated in changing notions of the body in nineteenth century India, prominent amongst which was the place of the female nude. Introduced by European ... More


Aliaa Elmahdy, Nude Protest, & Transnational Feminist Body Politics

Karina Eileraas Karakuş

in Women Rising: In and Beyond the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479846641
eISBN:
9781479856961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479846641.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Women’s bodies represent a particularly contested symbolic terrain, especially within the political contexts of nationalism, globalization, revolution, occupation, and decolonization. Karina Eileraas ... More


Growing Pains, Constitutional Questions, and Bankruptcy, 1976–1980

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers the dramatic growth the Middle District’s case load from 1976 to 1980. The increasing need for more judges and facilities to handle the growth is covered. In 1976 and 1979 ... More


The (In)visibility of the Female Body in an Art Tradition: A Historical Framework

Shuqin Cui

in Gendered Bodies: Toward a Women's Visual Art in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840037
eISBN:
9780824868390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840037.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the emergence of women artists and the female body in the Chinese art tradition in the twentieth century. It shows that throughout the course of China's search for modernity, ... More


The Pornometric Gospel: Wyndham Lewis, Walter Sickert, and the Collapse of the Ideology the Nude

Chris Forster

in Filthy Material: Modernism and the Media of Obscenity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190840860
eISBN:
9780190840907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840860.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter argues that the aesthetic ideology and justification of the centrality of the female nude in art was affected by the widespread circulation of cheap reproductions of nudes (in Salon ... More


Becoming Barthé: The Chicago Years, 1924–1930

Margaret Rose Vendryes

in Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance: New Negro Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals, 1893-1930

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043055
eISBN:
9780252051913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043055.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter covers the decisive six years, in Chicago, when sculptor James Richmond Barthé (1901-1989) became an artist and a contributor to racial uplift. His faith in racial integration is ... More


The Great War and Civil War Memory

Thomas J. Brown

in Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653747
eISBN:
9781469653761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653747.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the influence of Civil War commemoration on World War I commemoration and the impact of World War I on Civil War commemoration. The war limited recognition that the Lincoln ... More


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