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Fleshing out surfaces
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A strong and insightful work which argues that skin is not just any surface an artist can represent, but a highly overdetermined one. Focusing on five French painters - Fragonard, David, Girodet, Benoit and Ingres - it spans the fields of history of art and of medicine.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 2. The surface’s substance
  2. pp. 17-64
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  1. 3. Nervous canvas
  2. pp. 65-106
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  1. 4. Sensitive limit
  2. pp. 107-142
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  1. 5. Skin colour
  2. pp. 143-192
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  1. 6. Seeing through the skin
  2. pp. 193-236
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  1. 7. Hermetic borderline
  2. pp. 237-273
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  1. 8. Epilogue: segretation
  2. pp. 274-280
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  1. Select bibliography
  2. pp. 281-303
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 304-314
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  1. Image Plates
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