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Title The mummy's foot and the big toe : feet and imaginative promise / Alan Krell.
Author Krell, Alan, 1949- author.
Publication London : Reaktion Books, Ltd., 2018.
Copyright date ©2018
Description 191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Call # 704.942 K
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-182) and index.
Summary "In this quirky and surprising history, Alan Krell addresses the absurd and abject, the banal and the nastily subversive, and the romantic and the fetishistic, as he describes the appearance of the foot in literature, photography, art, sport and film. Discover the gothic tales of French writer Théophile Gautier, the disturbing photographs of Jacques-André Boiffard and the religious paintings by Giotto, Tintoretto and Caravaggio that exalt the foot. Marvel at the sporting exploits of the elite runners such as Abede Bikila and Zola Budd, and the surprising representation of the foot in film such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Kill Bill: Volume 1. Presenting new images and ideas of the foot in a tantalizing way, The Mummy's Foot and the Big Toe is for all those with an interest in the humanities, languages, social sciences and anthropology"--Jacket flap.
Subject Foot in art.
Foot in literature.
Anatomy, Artistic.
Human figure in art.
Foot fetishism.
Fetishism in art.
Anatomy, Artistic. (OCoLC)fst00808452
Fetishism in art. (OCoLC)fst00923421
Foot fetishism. (OCoLC)fst01743377
Foot in art. (OCoLC)fst00931345
Foot in literature. (OCoLC)fst00931346
Human figure in art. (OCoLC)fst01896063
ISBN 1780239157 (hardcover) :
9781780239156 (hardcover) :

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