Pleasures Taken

Pleasures Taken

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Lewis Carroll's photographs of young girls, Julia Margaret Cameron's photographs of Madonnas and the photographs of Hannah Cullwick, maid of all work, pictured in masquerade - Carol Mavor addresses the erotic possibilities of these images, exploring not ony the sexualities of the girls, maids and Madonnas, but the pleasures taken - by the viewer, the photographer, the model - in imagining these sexualities.Looks at the erotic undertones in the Victorian images photographed by people as diverse as Lewis Carroll and Hannah Cullwick. The sexual pleasure taken by viewer, model and photographer are addressed in this scholarly work.

Title:Pleasures Taken
Author:Carol Mavor
Publisher:I.B.Tauris - 1996


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