xix, 237p., 7x10 inches, illustrated with vintage b&w photos of gay and straight men exhibiting mutual affection, very good first edition in cloth-backed boards and unclipped dj. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: These photographs, spanning from before the Civil War to the 1950s, reveal a lost world. They show men comfortably sitting on each other's laps, embracing, holding hands, and expressing their various relationships through countless examples of simple physical contact. Rather than imposing contemporary notions of sexuality by assuming the images only illustrate a portion of the gay past, John Ibson returns them to their own time to examine what they meant to the subjects. His perspective unearths a hidden aspect of American men's history. His analysis focuses on the history of male intimacy and how these everyday photographs challenge conventional boundaries between erotic and platonic, homosexuality and heterosexuality. He explores the photos as symbols of male association from a time when America was far more gender-segregated than it is today, and men felt no anxiety about showing their affection for one another. The images present men of different ages, classes, and races in a range of settings: posed in photographers' studios, on beaches, in lumber camps, on farms, on ships, indoors and out. Ibson concludes his study with images from the 1950s, in which the men begin to show a rigid and limited set of expressions. All the photographs are being published here for the first time, and are drawn from Ibson's private collection of more than 5,000 images.
About the Author: John Ibson's research for this book took him not only to conventional sources consulted by historians but also to flea markets, gun shows, and internet auctions. He is professor of American studies at California State University, Fullerton.
Título: Picturing men; a century of male ...
Editorial: Smithsonian Institution Press
Año de publicación: 2002
Descripción Smithsonian, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001207288
Descripción Estado de conservación: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97815883405593.0
Descripción Smithsonian Institution, 2002. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Hardcover. Dust jacket in good condition. Text clean and bright. All photographs in b&w. 237 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 6328
Descripción Smithsonian, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG1588340554
Descripción Smithsonian, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P021588340554
Descripción Smithsonian, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Almost new condition. Nº de ref. de la librería P011588340554
Descripción Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, 2002, 2002. 26.0 x 18.0cms, 260pp, b/w illusts This book focuses on the history of American men's intimacies and shows how these photographs challenge conventional boundaries between erotic and platonic, homosexuality and heterosexuality. He argues that early 20th century men did not feel any anxiety about showing affection for each other. Nº de ref. de la librería 109101
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. New. Nº de ref. de la librería A14614
Descripción Smithsonian. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 1588340554 Like New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería LN6.0786913
Descripción Smithsonian Inst Pr, 2002. Estado de conservación: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 85142