A Brief History of Nakedness

By Philip Carr-Gomm,

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Confrontations with naked human bodies can provoke powerful, and often contradictory, impressions and feelings. Just as they might either thrill or revolt, they can signal innocence or sexiness, frankness or madness, a oneness with nature or a separation from society. Advertisers and the media are very aware of the complex…

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A fascinating look at the spiritual, cultural, and political implications of getting naked in public, from witchcraft to the art installations of Spencer Tunick. I found it to be an informative and fun read. People take their clothes off for various reasons, such as finding God, performing magic, and protesting against injustice. Lady Godiva's naked protest against taxation to  Breasts not Bombs, this book covers it all – or rather uncovers.

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