Icons of Beauty: Art, Culture, and the Image of Women

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What gives beauty such fascinating power? Why is beauty so easy to recognize but so hard to define? Across cultures and continents and over the centuries the standards of beauty have changed but the desire to portray beauty, to praise beauty, and to possess beauty has never diminished. "Icons of Beauty" offers an enthralling overview of the most revered icons of female beauty in world art from pre-history to the present. From images of Eve to Cindy Sherman's self-portraits, from Cleopatra to Madonna, from ancient goddesses ...

Icons of Beauty: Art, Culture, and the Image of Women 2009, Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN-13: 9780313338212

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