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The Resource Venus with biceps : a pictorial history of muscular women, David L. Chapman & Patricia Vertinsky

Venus with biceps : a pictorial history of muscular women, David L. Chapman & Patricia Vertinsky

Label
Venus with biceps : a pictorial history of muscular women
Title
Venus with biceps
Title remainder
a pictorial history of muscular women
Statement of responsibility
David L. Chapman & Patricia Vertinsky
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the last 100 years, the image of the physically strong, confident, muscular woman has been the object of derision, fascination, and erotic fantasy; she is often portrayed, in both photography and illustration, as a sexy dominatrix, sexless mannequin, or sideshow freak. In this fascinating collection of rare archival images from the late 19th to mid-20th century, authors David L. Chapman and Patricia Vertinsky trace the peculiar yet fascinating history of muscular women in popular culture"--P. [4] of cover
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chapman, David L.
Dewey number
306.4/613
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Vertinsky, Patricia Anne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women bodybuilders
  • Women bodybuilders
  • Women in popular culture
  • Women athletes
  • Photography of women
Label
Venus with biceps : a pictorial history of muscular women, David L. Chapman & Patricia Vertinsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Muscularity and the female body / Patricia Vertinsky -- Foremothers -- Pumping wood -- Pursuing the healthy life -- Wonder women -- From figure to physique -- Let's get physical
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
359 p.
Isbn
9781551523705
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • 1440088
  • (OCoLC)ocn633171960
  • (OCoLC)633171960
  • 1440088
Label
Venus with biceps : a pictorial history of muscular women, David L. Chapman & Patricia Vertinsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Muscularity and the female body / Patricia Vertinsky -- Foremothers -- Pumping wood -- Pursuing the healthy life -- Wonder women -- From figure to physique -- Let's get physical
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
359 p.
Isbn
9781551523705
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • 1440088
  • (OCoLC)ocn633171960
  • (OCoLC)633171960
  • 1440088

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