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Some of the painters reproduced are: Rembrandt, Titian, Correggio, Lord Leighton, Diego Rivera, Rubens, Renoir, Reginald Marsh, Picasso, Giovanni Bellini, Ingres, Klimt, Mucha, Tamara de Lempicka, and Camille Bombois.
The arguements for feminine substance are arranged thematically, and include an attack on the cult of thinness; a defense of the zaftig as a natural state; an exploration of eras, such as the Victorian age, in which abundance was preferred; and an examination of subcultures in which heavy women rule, as on the opera stage.
His books include Ferry Traffic on the Great Lakes (1968), Ice Fairs and Carnivals (1971), G.K. Chesterton and the Labor Movement (1973), Dogs in the Service of Their Country (1978), Women in Trollope's Novels (1984), Durer and the Human Body (1989), and A History of Dreaminf (1992).
He collects old magazines, and is at work on a series of books in which he ezamines various aspects of our social history from the advertisements, articles, and illustrations found therein.
Don't remember ever buying this book...might be a good read though.Published 11 months ago by Patricia M.
As the dust cover says "A celebration of women through the years". There are many images of art work by some of the masters as well as work illustrating that of today's... Read morePublished on February 25, 2013 by Charles M. Cook
I love this book. It gives a historical look at curvy women and the artists that cherished them. This is for anyone wants more than the 'one size' mania our society has become.Published on October 12, 2012 by taurusbull53
Every comment is a fat woman looking for an excuse to justify her weight. In the olden days, food was scarce, so weight implied wealth, health, education, and status. Read morePublished on June 12, 2007 by Bob Dole
As an artist, I really appreciated this book. As a woman, I really appreciated this book. Curves are certainly more interesting to paint, draw or sculpt than angles and sharp... Read morePublished on April 17, 2007 by Mel