The Impossible Nude: Chinese Art and Western Aesthetics - Jullien, Francois, and Gibson, Ralph (Photographer), and Guardia, Maev De La (Translated by)

The undraped human form is ubiquitous in Western art and even appears in the art of India and Japan. Only in China, Jullien argues, is the nude completely absent. In this extended essay, he explores the different conceptions of the human body that underlie this provocative disparity.

The Impossible Nude: Chinese Art and Western Aesthetics 2007, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226415321

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