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Title Feminine persuasion : art and essays on sexuality / edited by Betsy Stirratt and Catherine Johnson
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2003]


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Description xi, 144 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
regular print
Contents Preface / John Bancroft -- Feminine Persuasion / Betsy Stirratt and Catherine Johnson -- Ideal Images and Kinsey's Women / June Machover Reinisch -- Artistic Behavior in the Human Female / Jean Robertson -- Women Artists in the Kinsey Institute Collection -- The Male Perspective -- Contemporary Women's Sexualities
Summary "This illustrated book showcases five centuries of visual interpretations of female sexuality collected by The Kinsey Institute, and also includes work by contemporary artists Ghada Amer, Patty Chang, Renee Cox, Nancy Davidson, Nicole Eisenman, and Laura Letinsky. In addition to 45 plates, Feminine Persuasion features two essays that place this wide-ranging work in context. Assessing what the ideal body image of the original Kinsey subjects might have been, June Machover Reinisch discusses the ever-changing standards of female beauty, while Jean Robertson, in a survey of the history of feminist art over the past half century, explores the complex dimensions that constitute this work."--BOOK JACKET
Notes An exhibition in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Sexual behavior in the human female, February 14-March 14, 2003, presented by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and the School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Women in art -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- Exhibitions.
Gender identity in art -- Exhibitions.
Sex in art -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Johnson, Catherine, 1958 January 5- editor
Stirratt, Betsy, editor
Indiana University, Bloomington. Fine Arts Gallery, host institution
Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.
LC no. 2002012844
ISBN 0253215897 (paperback) (alkaline paper)