The Perfectible Body: The Western Ideal of Male Physical Development (Paperback)Kenneth Dutton (author)
Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 01/12/1997
- Not available
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.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 1043 g
Dimensions: 241 x 190 x 27 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at