Item Number: 148274
Title: Gender, Identity and the Body in Greek and Roman Sculpture
Author: Barrow, Rosemary
Record created on 03/08/18
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 240pp., 33 b&w illus.
Summary: Gender and the Body in Greek and Roman Sculpture offers incisive analysis of selected works of ancient art through a critical use of cutting-edge theory from gender studies, body studies, art history and other related fields. The book raises important questions about ancient sculpture and the contrasting responses that the individual works can be shown to evoke. Rosemary Barrow gives close attention to both original context and modern experience, while directly addressing the question of continuity in gender and body issues from antiquity to the early modern period through a discussion of the sculpture of Bernini. Accessible and fully illustrated, her book features new translations of ancient sources and a glossary of Greek and Latin terms. It will be an invaluable resource and focus for debate for a wide range of readers interested in ancient art, gender and sexuality in antiquity, and art history and gender and body studies more broadly.
Contents: Introduction: approaching gender. 1. The male body: doryphoros. 2. The female body: Aphrodite of Cnidos. 3. The veiled body: Tanagra statuette. 4. The ageing body: drunken old woman. 5. The indefinite body: sleeping Hermaphrodite. 6. The political body: Prima Porta Augustus. 7. The incongruous body: portrait of 'Marcia Furnilla' as Venus. 8. The beloved body: Antinous. 9. The other body: marble relief with female gladiators. 10. The non-human body: Pan and a she-goat. Epilogue: Bernini's 'Neptune and Triton'.
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