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ISBN-10: 0192842587

ISBN-13: 9780192842589

Edition: 2003

Authors: Shearer West

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This fascinating new book explores the world of portraiture from a number of vantage points, and asks key questions about its nature. How has portraiture changed over the centuries? How have portraits represented their subjects, and how have they been interpreted? Issues of identity, modernity, and gender are considered within a cultural and historical context.Shearer West uncovers much intriguing detail about a genre that has often been seen as purely representational, featuring examples from African tribes to Renaissance princes, and from 'stars' such as David and Victoria Beckham to ordinary people. In the process, she shows us how to communicate with the past in an exciting new way.
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/6/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.57" wide x 9.37" long x 0.61" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

What Is a Portrait?
The Functions of Portraiture
Power and Status
Group Portraiture
The Stages of Life
Gender and Portraiture
Portraiture and Modernism
Annotated Bibliography
List of Illustrations