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Extreme Bodies: The Use and Abuse of the Body in Art


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Examines the connections between art, cultural and religious practices and the categories of excess, in terms of the body as a theoretical subject. Analyses important works of western art in which the body in pain is given iconographical status, considers recent experiments with form in art, and examines contemporary body modification practices.

Skira Editore, S. p. A., 2003, 254 pages, colour photographs throughout, 21cm x 15cm.

ISBN 978-8884913791