Sex Acts in Early Modern Italy

Sex Acts in Early Modern Italy Practice, Performance, Perversion, Punishment - Visual Culture in Early Modernity

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Publisher's Synopsis

Emphasizing the peculiar, the perverse, the clandestine and the scandalous, this volume opens up a critical discourse on sexuality and visual culture in early modern Italy. Contributors consider not just painted (conventional) representations of sexual activities and eroticized bodies, but also images from print media, drawings, sculpted objects and painted ceramic jars. In this way, the volume presents an entirely new picture of Renaissance sexuality, stripping away layers of misconceptions and manipulations to reveal an often-misunderstood world. 'Sex acts' is interpreted broadly, from the acting out, or performing, of one's (or another's) sex to sexual activity, including what might be considered, now or then, peculiar practices and preferences and a variety of possibly scandalous scenarios. While the contributors come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, this collection foregrounds the visual culture of early modern sexuality, from representations of sex and sexualized bodies to material objects associated with sexual activities. The picture presented here nuances our understanding of Renaissance sexuality as well as our own.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780754667483
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 700.45380945
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 916g
Height: 249mm
Width: 170mm
Spine width: 23mm