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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (3 Dec. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415026784
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415026789
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 426,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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These three statements have been taken from works published over a period of three decades and from three distinct academic disciplines (art history, anthropology and philosophy), but here they are placed side by side because, in their diverse ways, they seem to unravel an aesthetic that has structured the representation of the female body in western art since antiquity. Read the first page
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Javier on 11 Oct. 2010
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Although it was published already almost twenty years ago, this book is still an interesting approach to the female nude as a deconstruction of some powerful and reactionary patriarchal visual legacies.
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By Matevz Jekler on 28 Jan. 2014
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this is quite good book, i am happy to have it in my
personal library, it is in good condition
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Barbara S. on 27 May 2013
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This book has been recommended by my university tutors, as part of a reading list as part of degree studies
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A Comprehensive look at the Implications of th Female Nude 22 July 2006
By Audrey Bruner - Published on Amazon.com
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This book reviews previous scholar's understanding of the nude, including an extremely insightful look at Kenneth Clark's The Nude and Berger's work on the nude, illuminating many areas where their theories revealed disturbing social views.... it also incorporates philosophy from a wide range of areas, providing the reader with a comprehensive look at why and how we respond to the female nude while exploring a wide range of explanations. it becomes an extremely valuable lesson on what makes us comfortable and the social implications of all the things we naturally find disgusting. By trying to strike at the core of some of the attitudes towards the female body, she also critiques many current feminist trends that she feels perpetuates the problem and directs us to a clearer understanding of what is needed to view the female body with somewhere near equal respect to the way we view the male body. Before reading this book I honestly thought feminism was silly and that in modern society men and women were close to equal. This book opened my eyes.....wide.... not only about women's studies but also about many of the tendencies of the human mind and i have continued to reference at least one of the ideas it introduced me to in most papers i have written since reading it.
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Why I Didn't Like This Book Very Much 3 Aug. 2006
By Dai-keag-ity - Published on Amazon.com
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I've said it before, feminists are too often their own worst enemies. Not only do they apparently presume to speak for all women, as perhaps subconsciously does Ms. Nead, but they frequently take a platform that is both dour and too stringent. Her contentions here in The Female Nude are extreme. She is all-but critical of sexuality itself, all but denies that there is any non-sexual beauty in the human body, chides lust as an institution (no, I could not type that with a straight face) and contrary to her goals of championing women she in fact attacks women much more ardently than most any man ever would. Really this is not an overview of western female nudity in art and photography at all. There's little to be learned here, and the overall tone to this message leaves you feeling like you've just sat thru a sermon, or at best one of those college lectures where the professor was a bit too dogmatic in her approach to conveying the subject matter. Heck, even the photographs in here were bad choices. Nead won't be able to market this to either voyeurs or the intellectually curious. This book seems intent upon punishing its reader and is yet another "get the message in first" example of attacking rather than studying; of overtly delivering a message instead of neutrally expounding upon what could have been an engaging topic.
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This is NOT a Feast for Your Eyes 25 Mar. 1999
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Nead's book examines the male gaze throughout history in the canon of visual art. She thoughtfully takes a feminist approach to deconstruct the representation of the female body in the nude.
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