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The Homoerotic Photograph : Male Images from Durieu/Delacroix to Mapplethorpe, Paperback / softback Book

The Homoerotic Photograph : Male Images from Durieu/Delacroix to Mapplethorpe Paperback / softback

Part of the Between Men-Between Women: Lesbian and Gay Studies series

Description

Allen Ellenzweig traces the male gaze upon men as captured by the camera throughout the history of photography.

More than one hundred striking, provocative duotone photographs reflect a wide-ranging history of photographic male homoeroticism and the spiritual, physical, and intellectual exchange among men.

Accompanying these images is a detailed account of the multiple, complex meanings of the homoerotic that have taken shape from the 1850s to today.

Ellenzweig situates each of his artists within their historical context, with chapters devoted to specific photographers and eras.

He begins with nineteenth-century French photographer Eugene Durieu and his studies of the male nude, created under the direction of painter Eugene Delacroix.

He then takes readers all the way through the rebellious 1960s and the disputes surrounding Robert Mapplethorpe's controversial retrospective in 1989 and 1990.

Showing that homoeroticism in photography is anything but a contemporary invention, Ellenzweig unites photographers across the stylistic spectrum within a theme that came to inspire a host of larger spiritual, physical, and intellectual ideals.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 230 pages, 127 duotones
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Photography & photographs
  • ISBN: 9780231075374

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