- Paperback: 116 pages
- Publisher: Books in Focus; 1st edition (September 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1885495005
- ISBN-13: 978-1885495006
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.5 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,647,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes 1st Edition
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An incredible collection of photographs portraying beautiful, strong, courageous, powerful, elegant, handsome mid- to super-size women. -- Carol Seajay, Feminist Bookstore News
Freed of convention and easy with themselves, the women here have turned around society's discomfort with larger bodies. -- Hollis L. Engley, Gannett News Service
The nude women in Women En Large have a certain majest, the unabashedness of Henry Moore sculptures. They have escaped. -- Tracy Young, Allure Magazine
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Women En Large has sold over 9,000 copies around the world. It is used as a textbook in gender studies and health classes; it is a coffee table book in thousands of households; and it has contributed to helping tens of thousands of women and men feel better about themselves, their bodies, and their lives. Don't miss your chance to share these stunning photographs and thoughtful text with someone you love, or check it out for yourself!
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If you're looking for something comparable to An Aperture Monograph or In The American West, this isn't it. It's more a social treatise than an artistic statement, but both elements are present to some degree in each image. And it's an important statement, especially in our current society where the anorexic model is considered the highest standard of beauty, while the women depicted in this collection are marginalized.
Our culture is currently worshipping the media-induced singular image of a woman increasingly starved. What has become acceptable as "ideal beauty" in this new millennium is a horrific portrait of emaciation reminiscent of the photos of the holocaust survivors of WWII. An image of beauty that the vast majority, unbeknownst to them, is supposed to never achieve. However, fueled by pressure from a 4 billion dollar a year diet industry- women, young and old, are buying into it and are literally dying to have bodies that fit the mold -regardless of health- with constant dieting, pills, shakes, bulimia, anorexia, surgery, etc... Women AND men are letting themselves be brainwashed down to the most intimate and private layers of their being. We conduct our businesses and most intimate relationships all in faithful obedience to this irrational oppressive social dogma. In America, we judge and allow ourselves and those around us to be judged. Then we live accordingly, without question, in this disgraceful, presently dominant looks-based caste system. We, in reality, are like a flourishing and diverse forest of humanity; yet, in America society would like you to believe that the young leafless little saplings with white bark are the only beautiful trees! What a weak forest that would be! Imagine trying to force all the trees to conform to that one ideal? ...shave 'em all down to twigs and paint 'em white? Sound silly? now apply it to people! Give me a tree that has some strength and character anyday! ...And thus we arrive at Laurie Toby Edison and Debbie Notkin's masterpiece, Women En Large. They have brought together images and words that speak for the over 60% of women in this country considered 'too heavy' to be part of the 'ideal' image of beauty. All women everywhere should see this book and try to absorb what it would really mean if we were all considered beautiful... that it IS possible to break out of this harsh and evil underlying caste system that plagues our ability to find joy in living in our own skin [thin or fat]. It isn't an easy task to take on. We are bombarded constantly over and over with one message 24 hours every day on radio, tv, magazines, billboards etc... and that is that we are too fat! We are now so pre-occupied with weight, that valueable chunks of our lives are wasted focusing on our size! I imagine that if our world ended today and a new society found our remains, they would think that only about five or six women over 95 pounds ever existed in our culture! .....Unless they found this book. ---You must get your hands on a copy and absorb it. Even if it is hard to look at at first, find joy in it. It can be powerful, scary, and wonderful. It is the antithesis of the images you are "supposed" to be looking at. Revel in that fact! Laurie Toby Edison's work can free us all! Do you DARE order this book? SAY YES! Do it NOW!