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The body in contemporary art

The body in contemporary art

O'Reilly, Sally

'The Body in Contemporary Art' presents an international survey of art made over the last two decades in which the human form is central. Featuring work across a range of media, from painting and sculpture to installation, video art and performance, the book examines the different roles played by the body in art

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Thames & Hudson, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Sally O'Reilly
ISBN: 0500204004, 9780500204009
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 224 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Series: World of art
Subject: Figurative art; Human figure; Human body; Performance art; Human figure in art.; Art, Modern 21st century.; Art, Modern 20th century.
Series Title: World of art.


  1. 1. Representation and Presence
  2. 2. The Body in Time and Space
  3. 3. Difference and Solidarity
  4. 4. Nature, Myth, Technology
  5. 5. Grotesque: Monsters, deviation, abjection, disappearance, death
  6. 6. Over to You/Into the World 4000
  7. 7. Revised and Remade