The Male Nude in Contemporary Photography (Visual Studies)
by Melody D. Davis
Publisher's Description
"While nude women are a staple of commercial and art photography, the photographed male nude is often the target of censorship but seldom the subject of serious critical discussion. This is the first study to examine the unique interrelation between social perceptions of the nude and the medium of photography. Melody Davis focuses on the work of six artists whose photography confronts societal prohibitions. Because she deals with distinctions between the nude and the naked, the interrelational and the pornographic, the book has connections with current debates about the impact of images and the limits of public tolerance."--the publisher.
ISBN: 0877228396
Publisher: Temple University Press
Hardcover : 185 pages
Language: English
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