Suffering the Ideal: F.Holland Day

ISBN: 9780944092330
Artist(s): F Holland Day
Author(s): James Crump
Format: hardback
Edition: First
Year published: 1996
Publisher: Twin Palms Publishers
Publisher Location: Santa Fe
Total Pages: 144
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated throughout


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The short-lived career of nineteenth-century photographer F. Holland Day is the basis for this important historical monograph. Though he is perhaps best known for his controversial “sacred subjects” in which he posed himself as Jesus Christ, Day quickly moved to the forefront of American photography with his portraiture and his later mythological series. Day was probably the first great photographer of the male nude. A friend of Oscar Wilde and an early proponent of gay rights, women’s rights, and racial equality, scandal surrounded him and caused his marginalization.  Condition: Near fine


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