Introduction: The Recycled Nude * The Nude: Its Life, Death and Resurrection * Body Art: The Journey into Nakedness * The Changing Room: Female Perspectives * Forgive me, I'm a Painter * The Naked Portrait * After Rodin, Is There Anything Left To Say? * Going to Extremes
The story of the nude in art in our times, told by a popular art historian with a rare gift for sharing her passions and ideas
Frances Borzello has specialized in the social history of art since obtaining her PhD at the University of London.
'Borzello brilliantly updates the evasively genteel distinction between naked and nude made by Kenneth Clark in 1956 ... Borzello's illustrations are titillating, embarrassing and sometimes outright disgusting: here we find art holding a mirror up to our troublesome human nature' - Observer