By Aaronson Deborah
Edited by by Diane Fortenberry & Rebecca Morrill
The first book to celebrate the beautiful and provocative ways artists have represented, scrutinized and utilized the body over centuries.
Examines art through that most accessible and relatable lens: the human body.
There are no directly comparable titles in the market; this is the only book to examine the subject in such depth and scope.
Diverse and multi-cultural, it explores the manifestations of the body through time, cultures and media.
Visually arresting, this book will surprise, inspire and inform art lovers everywhere.
Over 400 artists featured: works range from 11,000 BC hand stencils in Argentine caves to videos and performances by contemporary artists such as Marina Abramovic, Joan Jonas and Bruce Nauman.
Hardcover, 440 pages, 440 illustrations
Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 12 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches
"I don't think about this book as an art book... It's a book that uses art to talk about what it means to be human." — The Age
"Works are often presented in unlikely but enlightening pairings... With modest design and concise commentary; this is an intelligent, illuminating survey of a topic that has an enduring appeal." — Daily Telegraph