New York: Rizzoli, 1998. Hardcover. 192pp. Quarto [28.5 cm] Plum colored paper cloth-effect paper over boards. Black and white illustrated endpapers. Very good. The spine ends and edges of the covers are lightly rubbed, and the spine is mildly rolled. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with mild rubbing and scratching on the surface. Item #38812
From the dust jacket- "This book shows how the heroic nude traversed the centuries from ancient Rome to the 'peplum' movies of the 1950s; how a tamer, feminized male made his appearance in the flirtatious paintings of the French rococo; how the Christian shame of nudity was overcome in representations of the crucifixion or images of martyrdom; and how the baroque artist exaggerated male characteristics to create super-males."