Edited by Claude J. Summers
The first comprehensive, authoritative guide to the queer visual
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
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 glbtq.com,
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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