Item description for Body Culture: Photography & Australian Culture, 1919-1930 by Isobel Crombie...
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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.2" Width: 9.2" Height: 0.9" Weight: 2.75 lbs.
Release Date Jul 8, 2006
Publisher Images Publishing Dist A/C
ISBN 1920744568 ISBN13 9781920744564