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Optative death : Gerhard Richter in the wake of the vanguard

McNamara, Andrew E. (2004) Optative death : Gerhard Richter in the wake of the vanguard. In Klaver, Elizabeth (Ed.) Images of the corpse : from the Renaissance to cyberspace. University of Wisconsin Press, United States of America, Wisconsin, Madison, pp. 133-152.

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Abstract

This compelling book brings together physicians; artists; and scholars of film, literature, philosophy, art, and politics to discuss the representation of the corpse in Western culture. Spanning a timeline from the Renaissance to the present, these essays introduce readers to a modern autopsy; a public execution and dissection in seventeenth-century England; the genre of postmortem photography; the corpse as artist's model; images of dead women in such popular films as Copycat and The Silence of the Lambs, and post-mortem scenes in the works of Flaubert, Balzac, Andres Serrano, and others.

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ID Code: 9794
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0299197905
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 University of Wisconsin Press
Deposited On: 27 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:10

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