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Author Munro, Jane, author.

Title Silent partners : artist and mannequin from function to fetish / Jane Munro.

Published Cambridge [UK] : Fitzwilliam Museum ; New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
©2014.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  702.8 Mun    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 275 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 'Some artful instrument': the mannequin as tool -- The 'naturalistic' mannequin: invention, evolution -- Finding the bodies: distribution -- Silent partner -- Wooden narratives: the mannequin in the picture -- Hystériques! hystériques! Tous hystériques!-Woman mannequinized -- Flesh and bloodlessness -- Artificial others: the mannequin and its kin in fin-de-siècle Paris -- Vivified commodities: Paris and the development of the fashion mannequin -- The assembly line goddess: modern art and the mannequin.
Summary "The articulated human figure made of wax or wood has been a common tool in artistic practice since the 16th century. Its mobile limbs enable the artist to study anatomical proportion, fix a pose at will, and perfect the depiction of drapery and clothing. Over the course of the 19th century, the mannequin gradually emerged from the studio to become the artist's subject, at first humorously, then in more complicated ways, playing on the unnerving psychological presence of a figure that was realistic, yet unreal-lifelike, yet lifeless. Silent Partners locates the artist's mannequin within the context of an expanding universe of effigies, avatars, dolls, and shop window dummies. Generously illustrated, this book features works by such artists as Poussin, Gainsborough, Degas, Courbet, Cézanne, Kokoschka, Dalí, Man Ray, and others; the astute, perceptive text examines their range of responses to the uncanny and highly suggestive potential of the mannequin"--Provided by publisher.
Notes "This publication accompanies the exhibition SILENT PARTNERS: ARTIST AND MANNEQUIN FROM FUNCTION TO FETISH, organised by The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, on view from 14 October 2014 to 25 January 2015 and at the Musée Bourdelle, Paris, from 31 March 2015 to 12 July 2015"--Colophon.
Other author Fitzwilliam Museum, host institution.
Musée Bourdelle, host institution.
Subject Mannequins (Figures) -- Exhibitions.
Mannequins (Figures) in art -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 9780300208221 (hardback)