Sex, Art, and American Culture Essays

ISBN-10: 0679741011
ISBN-13: 9780679741015
Edition: N/A
Authors: Camille Paglia
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Description: A collection of twenty of Paglia's out-spoken essays on contemporary issues in America's ongoing cultural debate such as Anita Hill, Robert Mapplethorpe, the beauty myth, and the decline of education in America.

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List price: $17.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/8/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

A collection of twenty of Paglia's out-spoken essays on contemporary issues in America's ongoing cultural debate such as Anita Hill, Robert Mapplethorpe, the beauty myth, and the decline of education in America.

Todd Oldham is one of the most beloved and mediagenic designers working today. Originally a couture fashion designer with several stores in New York, and a commentator on MTV's House of Style, Todd's career has evolved to include all areas of design, from film and photography to furniture and graphic art. Todd appears frequently as a consultant on NBC's Today, as well as on MTV's enormously popular Crib Crashers, for which Todd redesigns teenagers' homes in the likeness of their favorite stars' abode. Oldham designs his own line of dorm room furnishings for Target in addition to a line of furniture for La-Z-Boy, and he is currently developing a television series based on Handmade Modern. Most recently, he has become a contributing editor to ReadyMade magazine. He lives in New York City.Camille Paglia is University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is the author of "Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson"; "Sex, Art, and American Culture"; and "Vamps & Tramps: New Essays," She has also written "The Birds," a study of Alfred Hitchcock. She lives in Philadelphia."From the Hardcover edition."

Introduction
Madonna I: Animality and Artifice
Madonna II: Venus of the Radio Waves
Elizabeth Taylor: Hollywood's Pagan Queen
Rock as Art
Homosexuality at the Fin De Siecle
The Joy of Presbyterian Sex
The Beautiful Decadence of Robert Mapplethorpe: A Response to Rochelle Gurstein
The Strange Case of Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill
Rape and Modern Sex War
The Rape Debate, Continued
Cleopatra Sold Down the River: Lucy Hughes-Hallett's Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams and Distortions
Alice in Muscle Land: Samuel Wilson Fussell's Muscle: Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder
The Critic at Graceful Ease: Wendy Lesser's His Other Half: Men Looking at Women Through Art
The Big Udder: Suzanne Gordon's Prisoners of Men's Dreams
Brando Flashing: Richard Schickel's Brando: A Life in Our Times
What a Drag: Marjorie Garber's Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety
Sexual Personae: The Cancelled Preface
Milton Kessler: A Memoir
East and West: An Experiment in Multiculturalism
Junk Bonds and Corporate Raiders: Academe in the Hour of the Wolf
The M.I.T. Lecture: Crisis in the American Universities
Appendices
A Media History
Cartoon Personae
Profiles, Interviews, Debates, Exotica
Index

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