By Merril D. Smith
Boobs. titties. Hooters. tits. Jugs. Breasts. We have a good time them; we revile them. They nourish us; they kill us. And despite what we name them, breasts have interested us on account that prehistoric occasions. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the historic importance and cultural importance of the breast through the years and round the world.
A staff of overseas students from a variety of disciplines presents key insights and data in regards to the breast in artwork, background, model, social hobbies, medication, sexuality, and extra. Entries talk about depictions of breasts on old collectible figurines, in Renaissance work, and in present-day ads. They study how type has emphasised or de-emphasized the breast at a variety of instances. They take on clinical issues—such as breast augmentation and breast cancer—and controversies over breastfeeding. The breast as sexual item or even a domain of smuggling also are coated. As a complete, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast takes an interesting and available examine this striking physique half.
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Wolf, Naomi. The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used against Women. New York: HarperCollins, 1991. ■ DONNA J. , Sep 08, 2014, Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, ISBN: 9780759123328 BIBLE The Bible is a collection of writings considered sacred and authoritative by Christians. It is divided into the Old and New Testaments. A “testament” means a covenant or agreement. Related writings, together called the Apocrypha, were included in the Latin Vulgate and Greek Septuagint versions of the Bible and are still adhered to by the Catholic branch of Christianity.
New York: Knopf, 1997. , Sep 08, 2014, Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, ISBN: 9780759123328 T W E N T Y- F I R S T- C E N T U R Y A M E R I C A The role of women’s breasts has been important for beauty ideals throughout twentiethand twenty-first-century American history; breasts have been either enhanced and augmented or bound and flattened. The introduction of mass-produced figure-enhancing undergarments and the popularization of diet programs began the twentieth century, later to be supplemented by rigorous exercise regimens and plastic surgeries as women strove to achieve increasingly rigorous standards of beauty.
Masterpieces of fine art such as Madonna Litta (1490–1491) by Leonardo da Vinci, Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin (1435) by Rogier van der Weyden, Birth of St. , Sep 08, 2014, Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, ISBN: 9780759123328 In this 1928 work by Massimo Campigli, who was influenced by modern artists such as Picasso as well as by ancient Etruscan art, the woman is portrayed quite literally as a bust—a face, neck, and breasts. Massimo Campigli, Bust with Blue Vase, 1928.
Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast by Merril D. Smith