Drapery : Classicism and Barbarism in Visual Culture

Doy, Gen. Drapery : Classicism and Barbarism in Visual Culture. London, England: I.B. Tauris, 2002.

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Abstract (English)

" Gen Doy investigates the hitherto neglected meanings of drapery and the draped body in visual culture. The baroque and the classical are her subjects, as are Freud's "Gravida", Clerambault's writings and photographs of draped figures, the fetishistic play between veiling and revealing and the meanings of drapery in recent art, from Christo's wrapped Reichstag to the impact of the modern women's movement on fine art practice. Yet she also finds and focuses on the draped body now in places like Algeria and Kosovo where drapery's connotations are no longer those of purity and civilized elegance but of barbarism, poverty, and savage death. " -- Publisher's website.

Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Doy, Gen (Author)
Dossier: 440 - DOY, GEN
Collation: 288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781860645396
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: London, England: I.B. Tauris
Artists: Doy, Gen
Copyright Statement: Gen Doy
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Inludes biographical notes.
Includes bibliographical references.
De la collection de Sylvie Bélanger.

Deposited by: Artexte Stagiaire
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2022 16:45
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2022 14:02
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/33877
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