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Bathers, Bodies, Beauty

The Visceral Eye

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674021167

Publication Date: 05/22/2006


352 pages

6-1/2 x 7 inches

96 color illustrations, 9 halftones

The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures


  • 1. Renoir’s Great Bathers: Bathing as Practice, Bathing as Representation
  • 2. Manet’s Le Bain: The Dejeuner and the Death of the Heroic Landscape
  • 3. The Man in the Bathtub: Picasso’s Le Meutre and the Gender of Bathing
  • 4. Monet’s Hotel des Roches Noires: Anxiety and Perspective at the Seashore
  • 5. Real Beauty: The Body in Realism
  • 6. More Beautiful than a Beautiful Thing: The Body, Old Age, Ruin, and Death
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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