Body
Nathalie Herschdorfer

Body Nathalie Herschdorfer

Body Nathalie HerschdorferBody
Nathalie Herschdorfer
Thames & Hudson
English

 

Hardcover
432 pages
302 x 215 mm
2022
ISBN 9780500296561

 

The body remains a battleground. Politicised, conceptualised and increasingly shared, our often-paradoxical relationship with the human form is nothing new, but finds itself heightened in the digitised, virtualised era of the ‘post-industrial’ body. No longer a tool but a work-in-progress, our bodily expectations bound from fantasy to reality, beauty to tyranny, art to commerce and curiosity to obsession, leaving us dreaming of other bodies and alternate lives.

Surveying a range of over 360 photographic re-presentations from the worlds of art, fashion, scientific and vernacular photography – including the work of Nobuyoshi Araki, Bettina Rheims, Lauren Greenfield, Viviane Sassen, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Daido Moriyama, Sally Mann, Pieter Hugo and Juergen Teller, Sølve Sundsbø and Daniel Sannwald – Body: The Photobook explores what our imaging of the human form, and the ways in which those images have been used and shared, might reflect of our relationship to the body. Supporting the broad range of photography is an essay by the psychologist Professor David Sander, who discusses the neurological representation of our own bodies.
(source: https://thamesandhudson.com/body-the-photobook-9780500296561)

About the Author
Nathalie Herschdorfer is Curator at the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne. An art historian specialising in the history of photography, she has produced a number of important international exhibitions and co-authored numerous books. She was one of the curators of reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow 2005–2025 and a contributing author to Face: The New Photographic Portrait. She is currently completing a book for Thames & Hudson on the aftermath of important historical events.
(source: https://www.amazon.com/reGeneration-2-Tomorrows-Photographers-Today/dp/1597111600)

About the Publisher
Thames & Hudson was founded in 1949 by Walter and Eva Neurath. Their passion and mission was to create a ‘museum without walls’ and to make accessible to a large reading public the world of art and the research of top scholars. To reflect its international outlook the name for the company linked the rivers flowing through London and New York, represented in its logo by two dolphins symbolizing friendship and intelligence, one facing east, one west, suggesting a connection between the Old World and the New. Today, still an independent, family-owned company, Thames & Hudson is one of the world’s leading publishers of illustrated books with over 2,000 titles in print. They publish high-quality books across ‎all areas of visual creativity: the arts (fine, applied, decorative, performing), architecture, design, photography, fashion, film and music, and also archaeology, history and popular culture.
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