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  The Nude:
A Study in Ideal Form
Kenneth Clark

Paperback | 1972 | $49.95 | ($29.97) | £37.95 | ISBN: 9780691017884
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From the art of the Greeks to that of Renoir and Moore, this work surveys the ever-changing fashions in what has constituted the ideal nude as a basis of humanist form.


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"A feminist critique of a male (and Western) view of the Tantric tradition [and also] a balanced reassessment of a tradition too long misunderstood."--Parabola

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