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Livros a Nu | Naked Book’s 11

Nudity: A Cultural Anatomy (Dress, Body, Culture) [Hardcover]

Ruth Barcan (Author)

Release date: June 10, 2004 | ISBN-10: 1859738729 | ISBN-13: 978-1859738726 0

We alternately think of nudity as a perversion and a state of innocence. Why is our response so contradictory and why is nudity treated so differently in different contexts? Drawing on popular culture, literature, philosophy, religion, and firsthand interviews in order to answer these questions, Barcan encounters morticians, nudists, strippers, nurses, tattooists, artists and pornographers. Shining a light on a topic that has been largely ignored despite its ability to titillate, shock and entertain, Nudity is a fascinating blend of meaningful minutiae and big philosophical questions about this most unnatural state of nature.

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Naked Book’s 10

Naked hiking is an exciting and healthy activity which can be enjoyed by everybody, male or female, of any age, almost anywhere. Perhaps you’ve wondered whether you could to it too, and if so how, or where might you begin? Or maybe you are an experienced naked hiker already, and feel like stretching your wings a little further by reading about other people’s naked adventures in the great outdoors. Many people may be surprised to discover that hiking naked in public spaces is fully legal and actively supported in many countries all around the world. It is also an activity which is practiced by a large number of people in many different locations, from gently meandering around sunny lakesides, to easy rambling across rolling countryside, to the very tops of rocky alpine peaks. This book brings together some of the best writers on the subject, experts in their field, to share their intimate knowledge of naked hiking with you. Included are naked hiking reports, fully illustrated with pictures, from Nicole Wunram (author of “Nacktwandern”), Stephen Gough (the Naked Rambler), Olle Strand (author of “Sol, hälsa, glädje”), Richard Foley (author of “Active Nudists”), Stuart Pitsiligo (author of “Naturist, Red in Tooth and Claw”), and many others. Including over 80 full colour photographs.

Livros a Nu | Naked Book’s 9

Naked: The Nude in America Hardcover

by Bram Dijkstra (Author)
A resplendent presentation of the nude in American art, photography, and popular culture, from the eighteenth century to the present. With more than four hundred color illustrations, this is the most thorough and wide-reaching survey of the representation of the male and female nude in American visual culture yet published. Bram Dijkstra explores the history of the subject from its earliest manifestations in the paintings of John Singleton Copley and Benjamin West to the taboo-shredding imagery of late-twentieth-century artists such as Alice Neel, Robert Mapplethorpe, Eric Fischl, and John Currin. Dijkstra is a cultural historian who refuses to separate “high” and “low” art, charting instead such momentous historical events as the discovery of pubic hair, the invasion of the pin-up queens, “the inexorable rise of the breast,” and the puzzling fluctuations of American prudery. Naked also examines the effects of the early twentieth century’s infatuation with Freudian psychoanalysis and the more recent fascination of comic book art with the legacy of Bettie Page and her seemingly ever more muscular daughters. In chronological and thematic order, the book demonstrates the links between the work of some of the most famous names in the history of American painting (Chase, Cassatt, Hopper), sculpture (French, Powers), and photography (Cunningham, Weston), and that of the outlaw hordes of cartoonists, book-cover illustrators, and visual extremists who, particularly during the last half-century, were able to turn the United States into the world’s principal purveyor of erotic fantasies.

Livros a Nu | Naked Book’s 8

Ralph Gibson, Nude Hardcover

by Eric Fischl (Author) , Ralph Gibson (Photographer)
The infinite subtlety of the female formA photographer once said that beauty in women is endless. Perhaps it was I who said it. […] I love photographing women and could say that the form of the female body is absolute and perfect. —Ralph GibsonMaster photographer Ralph Gibson returns with an exquisite collection of nudes, combining the best of his work with an in-depth interview by Eric Fischl. Strikingly graphic, meticulously composed, and loaded with subtle provocations, Gibson’s mysterious, dreamlike images pay homage to greats such as Man Ray and Edward Weston, while continually pursuing new frontiers.

First published in TASCHEN’s limited edition .

Livros a Nu | Naked Book’s 7

The Naked Nude [Hardcover]

Frances Borzello (Author)

Publication Date: October 1, 2012 | ISBN-10: 0500238928 | ISBN-13: 978-0500238929 | Edition: 1

Nudes that deliberately behave provocatively and pose awkward questions: how artists portray the body in contemporary art

The representation of the nude in art remained for many centuries a victory of fiction over fact. Beautiful, handsome, flawless, its great success was to distance the unclothed body from any uncomfortably explicit taint of sexuality, eroticism, or imperfection. Here Frances Borzello contrasts the civilized, perfected artistic nude of Kenneth Clark’s classic, The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form (1956), with today’s depictions: raw, uncomfortable, disturbing. Grittier and more subtle, the new nude—both male and female —confronts us with the hidden issues and contradictions of the body and our relationship to it. Borzello’s story of the nude begins with a tale of life, death, and resurrection, exploring how and why the nude has survived and flourished in an art world that prematurely announced its demise. Subsequent chapters take a thematic approach, exploring the nude in painting, portraiture, sculpture, performance, and body art; in the work of female artists; and in extreme and graphic expressions that intentionally push the boundaries of both art and our comfort zone. 130 illustrations, 116 in color