Beyond the Face

Beyond the Face

New Perspectives on Portraiture

Book - 2018
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Presents sixteen essays by leading scholars who explore the subtle means by which artists - and subjects - convey a sense of identity and reveal historical context. Examining a wide range of topics, from early caricature and the political vandalism of portraits to contemporary selfies and performance art, these studies challenge our traditional assumptions about portraiture. By probing the diversity and complexity of portrayal, this book fills a gap in current scholarship and offers a resource fro teaching art history, subjectivity, and the construction of identity.
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution ; London : in association with D. Giles Limited, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781911282204
Branch Call Number: 704.942 B4688 2018
Characteristics: 333 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Reaves, Wendy Wick 1950-
Alternative Title: New perspectives on portraiture


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