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Second Skin: Josephine Baker and the Modern Surface
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date June 1, 2013
Pages 234
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199988167
ISBN-10 0199988161
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.88 lbs.
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Original list price $28.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Through the figure of Josephine Baker, Second Skin tells the story of an unexpected yet enduring intimacy between the invention of a modernist style and the theatricalization of black skin at the turn of the twentieth century. Stepping outside of the platitudes surrounding this iconic figure, Anne A. Cheng argues that Baker's famous nakedness must be understood within larger philosophic and aesthetic debates about, and desire for, 'pure surface' that crystallized at the convergence of modern art, architecture, machinery, and philosophy. Through Cheng's analysis, Baker emerges as a central artist whose work engages with and impacts various modes of modernist display such as film, photography, art, and even the modern house.


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from Oxford Univ Pr (January 4, 2011)
9780195387056 | details & prices | 234 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $56.00
About: Through the figure of Josephine Baker, Second Skin tells the story of an unexpected yet enduring intimacy between the invention of a modernist style and the theatricalization of black skin at the turn of the twentieth century.
Paperback
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from Oxford Univ Pr (June 1, 2013)
9780199988167 | details & prices | 234 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $28.95
About: Through the figure of Josephine Baker, Second Skin tells the story of an unexpected yet enduring intimacy between the invention of a modernist style and the theatricalization of black skin at the turn of the twentieth century.

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