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Description - Venus With Biceps by David L. Chapman

Over the last 100 years, the image of the physically strong, confident, muscular woman has been the object of derision, fascination and erotic fantasy. She is often portrayed, in both photography and illustration, as a sexy dominatrix, sexless mannequin, or sideshow freak. In this fascinating collection of rare archival images from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, authors David L. Chapman and Patricia Vertinsky trace the peculiar yet fascinating history of muscular women in popular culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781551523705
ISBN-10: 1551523701
Format: Paperback / softback
(254mm x 203mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2010
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - David L. Chapman

Patricia Vertinsky: Patricia Vertinsky is a professor at the School of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia, specializing in the social and cultural history of the body. She is the author or editor of four previous books on sports and gender. David L. Chapman: David L. Chapman is the author of twelve books on male photography and bodybuilding, including "American Hunks" (Arsenal, 2009) and "Comin' at Ya!: The Homoerotic 3D Photographs of Denny Denfield" (Arsenal, 2007).

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