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Author Barrow, R. J. (Rosemary J.), author.

Title Gender, identity and the body in Greek and Roman sculpture / R.J. Barrow ; prepared for publication by Michael Silk ; with the assistance of Jaś Elsner, Sebastian Matzner and Michael Squire.

Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.

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Physical description xvii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: approaching gender -- The male body: Doryphoros -- The female body: Aphrodite of Cnidos -- The veiled body: Tanagra statuette -- The ageing body: drunken old woman -- The indefinite body: sleeping Hermaphrodite -- The political body: Prima Porta Augustus -- The incongruous body: portrait of 'Marcia Furnilla' as Venus -- The beloved body: Antinous -- The other body: marble relief with female gladiators -- The non-human body: Pan and a she-goat -- Epilogue: Bernini's 'Neptune and Triton'.
Summary This book 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.
Other author Silk, M. S. (Michael Stephen), 1941- author.
Elsner, Jaś, contributor.
Matzner, Sebastian, contributor.
Squire, Michael, contributor.
Subject Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, 1598-1680.
Gender identity in art.
Sex in art.
Sculpture, Greek -- Themes, motives.
Sculpture, Roman -- Themes, motives.
Sculpture, Classical.
ISBN 9781107039544 (hardback : alk. paper)
1107039541
9781108636841 (PDF ebook)