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The queer encyclopedia of the visual arts / Claude J. Summers, editor
Bib ID 3292272
Format BookBook
Online Versions
Description San Francisco : Cleis Press, 2004 
xix, 373 p. : ill. ports. ; 28 cm. 
ISBN 1573441910
Summary

"Why is St. Sebastian an icon of gay male artists? Is there such a thing as a gay or lesbian sensibility? What's the connection between Buddhist monasteries and Japanese homoerotic imagery? And are all those European bathing scenes as deliciously homoerotic as they seem? The perfect browser's guide to queer art - and the ideal reference work - The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts answers these questions and more in essays that will keep you turning pages long after you've found the answer you were looking for. An easy-to-use, culturally inclusive volume with in-depth critical analyses of major figures, and bibliographies to guide further study.".

"A distinctly queer presence permeates the history of the visual arts - from Michelangelo's David and homoerotic images on ancient Greek vases to Frida Kahlo's self-portraits and the photography of Claude Cahun and Robert Mapplethorpe. From the editors of glbtq.com, The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts showcases the enormous contribution of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer artists to painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and architecture."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • How to Use The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts
  • A-to-Z List of Entries
  • Topical Index
  • Entries A to Z
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Index of Names.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Also issued online.

Subjects Homosexuality and art -- Encyclopedias.  |  Art -- Encyclopedias.  |  Art -- Encyclopedias.
Other authors/contributors Summers, Claude J

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