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Rudofsky, Bernard, The Unfashionable Human Body, New York: Garden City, Doubleday and Co., 1971, first edition, 4to (10" x 7.5"), HB in dj, tan cloth boards w/ black spine titles, VG / VG. Dust jacket age-toned and lightly edgeworn at extremities; .25" closed tear at lower right corner and a couple more at spine top. Top of text block is foxed as is prelim. page. Interior is clean, binding tight..

281 pp. profusely illustrated in captioned b/w photographs, fine art reproductions, diagrams, and old advertisements; index; photo credits. Expanding on his 1944 exhibition at the MoMA, "Are Clothes Modern?" and subsequent book of the same title, Rudofsky presents further "views on the human body and its coverings", with particular attention this time to the relationship between clothing and human sexuality.


The birth of clothes
Anatomy of modesty
A portfolio of monsters
The fashionable body
The decorative arts
Cut and dry goods
Dress reform and reform dress
Garments for two
Clothes and the artist    [Book ID # 1906]


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