The Real Real Thing: The Model in the Mirror of Art

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Our era is defined by the model. From Victoria's Secret and America's Next Top Model to the snapshots we post on Facebook and Twitter, our culture is fixated on the pose, the state of existing simultaneously as artifice and the real thing. In this bold view of contemporary culture, Wendy Steiner shows us the very meaning of the arts in the process of transformation. Her story begins at the turn of the last century, as the arts abandoned the representation of the world for a heady embrace of the abstract, the surreal, and ...

The Real Real Thing: The Model in the Mirror of Art 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226772196

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