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Author Kühnst, Peter, 1946-

Title Physique : classic photographs of naked athletes / written and edited by Peter Kühnst ; contributions by Walter Borgers
Published London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2004


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Description 175 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Contents Preface / Peter Kuhnst -- Portfolio I -- From 1852 to 1900 / Peter Kuhnst and Walter Borgers -- Portfolio II -- The 1920s and 1930s / Peter Kuhnst and Walter Borgers -- Portfolio III -- Postmodernism and postmodern mannerism / Peter Kuhnst -- Portfolio IV
Summary "Peter Kuhnst's selection of images traces the history of the nude athlete in photography from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. From Eadweard Muybridge's motion studies of runners and javelin throwers, through European Naturism, the painterly photography of Pictorialism and Leni Riefenstahl's work under the Third Reich, to contemporary photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber and Annie Leibovitz, the list of photographers is long and varied, and their styles range from traditional to rebellious to humorous to provocative."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Subject Nude in art.
Photography, Artistic.
Athletes -- Portraits.
Athletes -- Pictorial works.
Photography of sports.
Photography of the nude.
Athletes in art.
Genre/Form Portraits.
Pictorial works.
Illustrated works.
Author Borgers, Walter.
Kühnst, Peter, 1946-
LC no. 2003111314
ISBN 050028475X paperback