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The Customized Body Paperback – 12 Oct 2000

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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail; Main edition (12 Oct. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852426772
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852426774
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 0.8 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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?Keep it on your coffee table? Cosmospolitan ?Starkly beautiful alongside ominously outrageous, the photos in The Customized Body make you pause on every page; whether you like what you see or not; because you have to look? Alabama Forum ?An utterly stunning book of mesmerising pictures and lucid, informative text - the cutting edge of contemporary art Fetish Times


This review of body-art looks at the phenomenon from an anthropological perspective, with photographs of body painting, tattooing, piercing, corsets, scarring, hair, jewellery, masks and shoes. Celebrating the extraordinary it questions why we decorate, dress and adorn.

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