Pictures and Passions : A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts – James M. Saslow

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This text presents an overview of gay art from the beginning of recorded time to the present: works about gay themes by identifiably gay artists or for gay patrons. Saslow carefully examines the classical world, in which homoerotic love was recorded, celebrated, and satirized in the visual arts, and he examines the ways in which the guilt-free acceptance and institutionalized dignity the Greeks accorded to homosexuality have persisted as a nostalgic symbol of lost arcadian ideals in nearly every later civilization.

Hardcover. New. Dust wrapper.
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 317 pages + 10 pages of glossary and 16 pages of index. Photo illustrations, two-tone cloth covers, lovely clean wrapper, small quarto. 1st edition 1999.

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SKU: 9780670859535 Category: Title: Pictures and Passions : A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts
Author: James M. Saslow
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Year: 1999
ISBN10: 0670859532
ISBN13: 9780670859535
Condition: Fine
Format: Hardcover
Inventory No: 1753

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This text presents an overview of gay art from the beginning of recorded time to the present: works about gay themes by identifiably gay artists or for gay patrons. Saslow carefully examines the classical world, in which homoerotic love was recorded, celebrated, and satirized in the visual arts, and he examines the ways in which the guilt-free acceptance and institutionalized dignity the Greeks accorded to homosexuality have persisted as a nostalgic symbol of lost arcadian ideals in nearly every later civilization.

Hardcover. New. Dust wrapper.
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 317 pages + 10 pages of glossary and 16 pages of index. Photo illustrations, two-tone cloth covers, lovely clean wrapper, small quarto. 1st edition 1999.

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Weight 0.85 kg
Dimensions 24 × 19.3 × 3 cm

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