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The Arse in Art [Hardcover]

Edward Lucie-Smith
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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited (30 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906051356
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906051358
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 915,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The Arse In Art" gives you a perspective on art that you may never have appreciated. Showing the fundamental aspects of well-known images, this cheeky book challenges you to identify the full picture behind the detail. Beautiful bottoms from the full spectrum of world art are shown in luscious close-up, uncluttered by text. You can appreciate them solely for their artistic or their fleshly qualities, or you can treat them as a challenging quiz and try to place them in their artistic context. Whichever route you take, there's a directory at the back of the book, showing all the pictures in full, with extended captions.

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This charming little book, with its playfully provocative title, finds a perfect and rich niche that will satisfy students of art and art history as well as aficionados of that focus of erotic attention, the human bottom. Distinctions between male and female varieties of that fleshy wonder become barely relevant here as Lucie-Smith assembles a wondrous host of examples from the entire graphic oeuvre that demonstrates similarities and differences in the way artists (including photographers) have treated the nether parts over the centuries. As does its subject, the book comprises two closely associated parts. In many ways its major part is a collection of small illustrations, bigger than thumbnails but not greatly, of the examples the author has selected, each one with a few sentences highlighting its relevance to his arguments. This part will be enlightening to serious students concerned with the way an artist sees and presents his subject. The larger part of the book is a self-indulgent collection of magnified parts of these complete (but small) versions, each one showing in close detail the part of the anatomy of loving concern to the author. This part, though perhaps less weighty, is presented first, as might perhaps be expected considering the natural placement of its 'basic' parts in real life, at the end of the subject that rests on them. The book has its moments of humour, visual and otherwise, and is a well-presented view of a subject that is often hidden away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars arseart 9 Feb 2010
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the book arrived promptly, was well packaged and in excellent condition and just what I wanted.
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