The Image of Desire: Femininity, Modernity and the Birth of Mass Culture in 19th-Century France, 1994, Near Fine.

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Farewell, Beatrice, and Abigail Solomon-Godeau. Santa Barbara, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994. 
English, Near Fine, SC, 12" x 5 1/2", 24 pp.

Light pink stiff paper staple bound art exhibit catalog, no lettering, superior copy inside and out, with only the most minimal, unobtrusive wear to bindings and text-block. Very Good transparent pictorial dustjacket, featuring black-and-white artworks from the exhibition to front, back, and interior flaps, minor wear to top-edge, otherwise, clean and intact. 24 pp., replete with black-and-white images, essay by Beatrice Farewell and Abigail Solomon-Godeau, and five sections, one for each category of the exhibition: Monde & Demimonde, The Construction of Celebrity, Working Class Women, The Spectacle of Femininity, and The Illicit Erotic. Published in conjunction with the exhibition "The Image of Desire: Femininity, Modernity and the Birth of Mass Culture in 19th-Century France" at the University Art Museum at University of California, Santa Barbara from October 5 to December 11, 1994. From the essay: "The underlying theme of feminine desirability connects all the imagery in this exhibition, from the relatively elite forms represented by the lithographs made after paintings exhibited in the Salon to the illicit erotic and pornographic subjects disseminated by new image technologies, such as stereo daguerreotypes." Acquired from the private library of photorealist, Robert Bechtle and art historian, Whitney Chadwick.

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