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In many cultures, physical perfection is a contradiction in terms; the physical--the realm of the body--is, by definition, thought of as imperfect. Yet in Western cultures, the pervasive tradition in depicting human or superhuman perfection has been that of a conscpicuously masculine physique. This fascinating book explores the origins and evolution of this Western ideal.In many cultures, physical perfection is a contradiction in terms; the physical--the realm of the body--is, by definition, thought of as imperfect. Yet in Western cultures, the pervasive tradition in depicting human or superhuman perfection has been that of a conscpicuously masculine physique. This fascinating book explores the origins and evolution of this Western ideal. Photos....

Title : The Perfectible Body: The Western Ideal of Male Physical Development
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ISBN : 9780826407870
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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  • Oliver Bateman
    2018-11-29 06:04

    A great, if repetitive, overview of a broad-ranging subject. Dutton clearly doesn't have a handle on all of the sources (there are all sorts of minor errors in the chapters about subjects that I'm actually well versed in), but it's a must-have intro to the male body. So, of course, is Hooven's Beefcake, albeit for very different reasons.