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ISBN-10: 0393542084
ISBN-13: 9780393542080
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 11/16/2021
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.70" W, 0.70" H

Women in the Picture: What Culture Does with Female Bodies

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Venus, maiden, wife, mother, monster–women have been bound so long by these restrictive roles, codified by patriarchal culture, that we scarcely see them. Catherine McCormack illuminates the assumptions behind these stereotypes whether writ large or subtly hidden. She ranges through Western art–think Titian, Botticelli, and Millais–and the image-saturated world of fashion photographs, advertisements, and social media, and boldly counters these depictions by turning to the work of women artists like Morisot, Ringgold, Lacy, and Walker, who offer alternative images for exploring women’s identity, sexuality, race, and power in more complex ways.

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[An] illuminating look at how women's bodies have been depicted in the arts...This eye-opening work will leave readers with plenty to ponder.– "Publishers Weekly (starred)"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0393542084
ISBN-13: 9780393542080
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 11/16/2021
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.70" W, 0.70" H
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