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Renaissance Bodies is a distinct selection of perspectives at the ways that the human photo has been represented within the arts and literature of English Renaissance society. the topics mentioned variety from excessive paintings to pop culture – from photos of Elizabeth I to polemical prints mocking spiritual fanaticism – and comprise miniatures, manners, anatomy, drama and architectural patronage. The authors, paintings historians and literary critics, mirror assorted serious viewpoints, and the seventy eight illustrations current a desirable exhibition of the customarily unusual and haunting photos of the period.

With essays through John Peacock, Elizabeth Honig, Andrew and Catherine Belsey, Jonathan Sawday, Susan Wiseman, Ellen Chirelstein, Tamsyn Williams, Anna Bryson, Maurice Howard and Nigel Llewellyn.

"The complete publication ... provides a replicate of up to date issues with strength, the benefits and demerits of individualism, sex-roles, 'selves', the which means of group and (even) conspicuous consumption."—The Observer

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