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Art/porn : a history of seeing and touching

Author
Dennis, Kelly.
Title
Art/porn : a history of seeing and touching / Kelly Dennis.
Format
Book
Published
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2009.
Description
xvi, 247 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-237) and index.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Seduction and illusion: sculpture and painting from antiquity to the enlightenment. Art and erotic pleasure
  • Art made flesh: Pygmalion and the rhetoric of the flesh
  • Seeing and touching: photography and the birth of the modern. Debbie does modernism: photographing the nude in the nineteenth century
  • Photography, fetish, voyeur: pornography before the Internet
  • Porn into art: the end of sex in the twenty-first century. Hard-core art: internet porn and "new" media
  • Sex in the museum: pornography without touching
  • Conclusion.
Summary
Art/Porn argues the distinctions between erotica and pornography are based on an age-old antithesis between sigh and touch, an antithesis created and maintained for centuries by art criticism. It reveals how the world of art and pornography are much closer than we think.--Back cover.
Kinsey subjects
Art.
Erotica.
Sex in art.
ISBN
9781847880673 (pbk.)
1847880673 (pbk.)
9781847880574 (cloth)
1847880576 (cloth)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
X10023769
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute