The Great American Nude: A History in Art
1974 · New York
by Gerdts, William H.
New York: Praeger Publishers, 1974. Hardcover. VG- light sunning to page and cover edges; previous owner name in ink on ffep. Turquoise cloth; turquoise and color illus. dust jacket. 224 pp. 24 color, 198 bw repros. Presents the history from the Colonial Period up to the present-day. Described as "intelligent and witty..." Contents as follows: The Colonial nude -- The nude becomes profitable -- Painted nudes in the early nineteenth century -- Painted nudes at mid-century -- Sculpted nudes during the neoclassic period -- The academic nude: realism and Thomas Eakins -- The American nude at home and abroad -- The nude leaves the salon -- Between the wars: a second golden age -- Stripped bare of pretense: the past thirty years. (Inventory #: 1387)