The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form Kenneth Clark , Andor Braun (Designed by)
Originating from a series of lectures delivered in 1953 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, this book discusses the nude as an idealized version of the body—a body conceived in geometric terms. Examining beauty and its presence or absence in the human form, Clark traces the nude through two major periods, antiquity and the Renaissance, and also addresses the alternative geometries of the medieval era and the modern period. "...delightfully written."—Times Literary Supplement. B&W illus. 458pp.