His Other Half: Men Looking at Women Through Art

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Wendy Lesser counters the reigning belief that male artists inevitably misrepresent women. She builds this case through inquiry into many unexpected and delightfully germane subjects - Marilyn Monroe's walk, for instance, or the dwarf manicurist Miss Mowcher in David Copperfield, or the shoulder blades of Degas's bathers. Placing such particulars within the framework of Plato's myth of the divided beings and psychoanalytic concepts of narcissism, Lesser sets before us an art that responds to and even attempts to overcome ...

His Other Half: Men Looking at Women Through Art 1991, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674392106

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