Body Culture

Body Culture

Max Dupain, Photography and Australian Culture 1919-1930

By (author) Isobel Crombie

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Full Description

Max Dupain is regarded as one of Australia's most significant photographers. For the first time, this book charts his work in relation to the impact in Australia of 'body culture', a broad ranging movement in the interwar period that was concerned with the revitalisation of the individual and social body.

In this engaging and dynamic book, Dr Crobie persuasively argues, through both text and illustrations, that our understanding of photography is enlivened when it is seen as part of this movement. In particular, she shows how Australia's most distinctive contrbution to 'body culture', was through the depiction of the lifesaver and the surfer and that the popularity of these iconic figures was largely assembled through photography.

Specifications
Publisher
The Images Publishing Group
ISBN
9781920744564
Published
1st Jan 1999
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World excluding Japan and South East Asia
Size
286 mm x 234 mm
Pages
208 Pages
Illustrations
15 color, 94 b&w
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