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Curve : the female nude now
Dailey, Meghan.
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New York : Universe ; London : Troika, [2003]

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207 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
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N7573 .D35 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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The female nude has been one of the most enduring themes in art. "Curve surveys how artists over the course of the last ten years have been sculpting, photographing, and painting the female form. A wide range of work and styles is represented: from the work of John Currin and Lisa Yuskavage, whose inspiration ranges from Old Master painting to "Penthouse magazine, respectively, to the sensual nudes of Jock Sturges's photographs to the brazen women who populate fine arts, photography, and fashion work. The sheer variety of the art presented will speak to a wide and diverse audience.

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Library Journal Review

The seductive, startling, and sometimes quirky images included in this survey of contemporary female nudes captivates the eye and stimulates the mind. As the first comprehensive look at the last decade of the female nude in fine art, this book, with essays by six art writers, further blurs the area among the erotic, art, and pornography. Demonstrating a wide variety of approaches to the female figure, works from more than 90 prominent and controversial artists are included in this delicious peek at nude bodies. Representatives from photography, performance and body art, painting, sculpture, and digital media are assembled for the 300 illustrations. Functioning as a counterpart to David Leddick's The Male Nude Now: New Visions for the 21st Century, Curve's similar purpose in exploring representations of the human figure includes previously unpublished works from both established artists and bold newcomers. Appealing to the voyeur in us all, the visually driven content makes the book delightful to browse yet supplies analysis of each artist's work to satisfy the art critic. Regular circulation may render this paperback edition ragged, but otherwise it is highly recommended for larger public and academic libraries.-Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Linda YablonskyJane Harris
Forewordp. 10
Virgin and Whore: The Female Nude Undressedp. 12
Nicolas Africanop. 18
Makoto Aidap. 20
Claudio Alessandrip. 22
Ghada Amerp. 24
William Baileyp. 26
Marc Baptistep. 28
Tina Barneyp. 30
Bo Bartlettp. 32
Vanessa Beecroftp. 34
Alvin Boothp. 38
Louise Bourgeoisp. 40
Alex Brownp. 42
Don Brownp. 44
Tania Bruguerap. 46
Kristian Burfordp. 48
Elinor Caruccip. 50
Francesco Clementep. 52
Chuck Closep. 54
Charles Cohenp. 56
Will Cottonp. 58
Renee Coxp. 60
Gregory Crewdsonp. 62
Patricia Croninp. 64
Chris Cunninghamp. 66
John Currinp. 68
Sante D'Oraziop. 70
Antoine Douaihyp. 72
Katherine Doylep. 74
John Dugdalep. 76
Marlene Dumasp. 78
Jeanne Dunningp. 80
Anh Duongp. 82
Keith Edmier and Farrah Fawcettp. 84
Nicole Eisenmanp. 86
Tracey Eminp. 88
Robert Farberp. 92
Eric Fischlp. 94
Judy Foxp. 96
Ann Galep. 98
Margi Geerlinksp. 100
Kathleen Giljep. 102
Nan Goldinp. 104
Katy Grannanp. 108
Duncan Hannahp. 110
Julie Heffernanp. 112
F. Scott Hessp. 114
Dana Hoeyp. 116
Nadav Kanderp. 118
Richard Kernp. 120
Kinke Kooip. 122
Justine Kurlandp. 124
David Lachapellep. 126
Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadinp. 128
Nikki S. Leep. 130
Annie Leibovitzp. 132
David Levinthalp. 134
Nina Levyp. 136
Peter Lindberghp. 138
Damian Loebp. 140
Sally Mannp. 142
Malerie Marderp. 144
Carlo Maria Marianip. 146
Yasumasa Morimurap. 148
Ron Mueckp. 150
Vik Munizp. 152
Takashi Murakamip. 154
Leonard Nimoyp. 156
Julian Opiep. 158
Graydon Parrishp. 160
Philip Pearlsteinp. 162
Richard Phillipsp. 164
Mel Ramosp. 166
Rankinp. 168
Thomas Ruffp. 170
Peter Sarkisianp. 172
Jenny Savillep. 174
Cindy Shermanp. 176
Kiki Smithp. 178
Jemima Stehlip. 180
Jock Sturgesp. 182
Sam Taylor-Woodp. 184
Juergen Tellerp. 188
Spencer Tunickp. 190
Ike Udep. 192
Costa Vavagiakisp. 194
Frederic Weberp. 196
Carrie Mae Weemsp. 198
Tom Wesselmannp. 200
Su-En Wongp. 202
Masao Yamamotop. 204
Lisa Yuskavagep. 206