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0262082446
Author:
George L. Hersey
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History & Criticism
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English
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The MIT Press; 1st edition (May 10, 1996)
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Yale University's George Hersey has come up with an entertaining theory that introduces Darwinian concepts of sexual selection to art history. Anne Hollander, author of Sex & Suits: The Evolution of Modern Dress (1995).

Yale University's George Hersey has come up with an entertaining theory that introduces Darwinian concepts of sexual selection to art history. Briefly stated, his argument goes like this: human beings have chosen their sexual mates based on artistic representations of beauty, as a result of which the human form has gradually evolved to mirror the proportions of those representations.

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The Evolution of Allure. Sexual Selection from the Medici Venus to the Incredible Hulk. George Hersey is Emeritus Professor of Art History at Yale University

The Evolution of Allure. George Hersey is Emeritus Professor of Art History at Yale University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Evolution of Allure: Sexual Selection from the Medici Venus to the Incredible Hulk (MIT Press, 1996) and The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture: Speculations on Ornament from Vitruvius to Venturi (MIT Press, 1988). The Monumental Impulse. Possible Palladian Villas.

its likeness to the Medici Venus. and dangle the other near her pelvis.

No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any electronic or mechanical means (including photocopying, recording, or information storage and retrieval) without permission in writing from the publisher. This book was set in Meta by The MIT Press. Printed and bound in the United States of America. its likeness to the Medici Venus.

The Evolution of Allure shows how Western art has channeled mate choice, exploiting the cosmetics, clothes .

The Evolution of Allure shows how Western art has channeled mate choice, exploiting the cosmetics, clothes, muscles, organs, and ornaments that showcase the body.

of Allure : Sexual Selection from the Medici Venus to the Incredible Hulk.

The Evolution of Allure : Sexual Selection from the Medici Venus to the Incredible Hulk. The beauty of the human body has found a daring beholder in art historian George Hersey, who for the first time brings modern Darwinian theories of sexual selection (mate competition, attractor manipulation, and the like) into the history of art. The Evolution of Allure shows how Western art has channeled mate choice, exploiting the cosmetics, clothes, muscles, organs, and ornaments that showcase the body.

Daily dispatch from the UK Authors : Hersey, George L. Binding : Hardcover. Classification Notes : Daily dispatch from the UK. List Price (MSRP) : 2. 5. This work brings modern Darwinian theories to the history of art. It argues that Western art has channeled mate choice by exploiting the ornaments that showcase the body, and that the formulas set forth by Polykleitos have established a canon of human gestures and proportions.

The beauty of the human body has found a daring beholder in art historian George Hersey, who for the first time brings modern Darwinian theories of sexual selection (mate competition, attractor manipulation, and the like) into the history of art.

To The Incredible Hulk GEORGE L. The evolution of allure: sexual selection from the Medici Venus to the Incredible Hulk George L. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1996 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any electronic or mechanical means (including photocopying, recording, or information storage and retrieval) without permission in writing from the publisher. ISBN 0-262-08244-6 (he: alk. paper) 1. Sex role in art.

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The beauty of the human body has found a daring beholder in art historian George Hersey, who for the first time brings modern Darwinian theories of sexual selection (mate competition, attractor manipulation, and the like) into the history of art. The Evolution of Allure shows how Western art has channeled mate choice, exploiting the cosmetics, clothes, muscles, organs, and ornaments that showcase the body. From the Medici Venus to Vitruvius, Leonardo, Durer, and the phone-sex goddesses of D-Cup Superstars, Hersey¹s lively, erotically charged text shows that the formulas set forth by the Greek sculptor Polykleitos have established a Western canon of human gestures and proportions and may have influenced human evolution. Victorian teachings wrapped this Polykleitan vision in Aryan racial theories and in aspects of early modern physical anthropology. Chapters on Francis Galton, Cesare Lombroso, Max Nordau, W. H. Sheldon and his infamous "posture pictures," and the Nazi theorist Paul Schultze-Naumburg deal with the biological decline that "degenerate" artists like Rembrandt, Rodin, and Whistler would supposedly help bring about. Hersey concludes with an excursus on the current hyperdevelopment, in both sexes, of breasts and muscles, as exemplified in the likes of body builders, Batman, and the Incredible Hulk.