New book! Naked: The Nude in America

Untitled (Dirty Foot Nude) (ca 1920; oil on canvas, dimensions unknown) by John Covert.
Anne M. and Charles S. Arensberg Collection

Just last month, Naked: The Nude in America by Bram Dijkstra (Rizzoli New York, 2010) was released. More than 400 artists are featured with color reproductions and in depth analysis about the figure and its role in American art.

With work as varied as 18th century paintings to contemporary photographs, Dijkstra adeptly explains not only the influences that helped create the art but also their impact on American society and other art forms.

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