Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed

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Over time and across cultures, extraordinary manipulations of the body have occurred in a continuing evolution of the concept of beauty. Fashion can be seen as the practice of some of the most extreme strategies to conform to shifting concepts of the physical ideal. Various zones of the body--the neck, the shoulders, the bust, the waist, the hips, and the feet--have been constricted, padded, truncated, or extended through subtle visual adjustments of proportion, less subtle prosthesis, and, often, deliberate physical ...

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Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed
2004, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780300103120

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Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed
2001, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

ISBN-13: 9780300091175

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Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed
2001, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

ISBN-13: 9781588390141

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Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed
2001, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

ISBN-13: 9781588390158

Illustrated

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