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The Century of the Body - 100 Photoworks 1900-2000

Ewing,William A.;ed.

Published by Thames & Hudson, London, 2000
ISBN 10: 0500510121 / ISBN 13: 9780500510124
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Title: The Century of the Body - 100 Photoworks ...

Publisher: Thames & Hudson, London

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: 121 Duotone and 36 Color Photographs

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st


Fine beige cloth in fine dust wrapper. 4to. 232 pgs with index and notes. Bookseller Inventory # 011860

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Synopsis: In the twentieth century the human body was explored, repaired, remodeled, and reinvented in ways that would have amazed previous generations. A major role in this process has been played by photography, which allows us to see the body with new eyes, down to the minutest internal structures. Science and technology are one means of photographically imaging the body and its potential. Art is another, and many of the greatest photographers have taken the body as their subject matter.

The Century of the Body presents chronologically one hundred photos that represent all the significant genres of body-centered photography, in both art and science. Anthropology, criminology, physiology, anatomy, medicine, dance, sport, photojournalism, fashion, the nude, body art, and other lesser-known but important fields are featured, each represented by the most innovative photographers of their day. The greats of scientific and technological imagemaking, notably Lennart Nilsson, Pietro Motta, and Ralph Hutchings, are included. So, too, are the leading art photographers of the century: Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray, Brassai, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Bill Brandt, Lee Friedlander, and Robert Mapplethorpe.

The Musee de l'Elysee in Lausanne, one of the world's foremost photography museums, has compiled this extraordinary book to celebrate some of modern photography's finest achievements. Essays by the curators of the museum, including commentaries on every photograph, survey the full range of twentieth-century body-related imagery, focusing on the radical shifts in attitudes to the body that have taken place since 1900. The images, magnificently reproduced in duotone and color, stand as a lastingmemorial to the finest photographic artists and scientists of the past one hundred years.

Product Description: This book represents 100 of the finest and most fascinating examples of body-centred photography from the 20th century. Art photographers included are Stieglitz, Man Ray, Brassai, Cunningham, Brandt and Mapplethorpe, alongside greats of scientific image-making like Nilsson and Hutchings.

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