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>The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts
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  The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts
  The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts
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The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts
Cleis Press
Trade Paper
8.5 x 11, 373 pages
B&W Illustrations
Lesbian and Gay Studies / Art

"Strongly Recommended"

--Library Journal

"Rewarding from
beginning to end"

 -- The Lambda Book Report

One of 2004's top ten books
-- Richard Labonte

Finalist, 2005 Lambda Literary Awards

  Edited by Claude J. Summers

The first comprehensive, authoritative guide to the queer visual arts.

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?

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 detailed, readable essays that will keep you turning pages long after you've found the answer you were looking for. An easy-to-use, fascinating and 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, The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts showcases the enormous contribution of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer artists to painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and architecture.

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