From the Inside Flap
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.
About the Author
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.