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IRUDI LAUSOTUA: TRABESTISMOA ETA IDENTITATEA ARTEAN/EL ROSTRO VELADO: TRAVESTISMO E IDENTIDAD EN EL ARTE (The Veiled Face: Transvestism and Identity in Art). Jose Miguel G. Cortes. Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian, 1997. Published in association with Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia, San Sebastian. 344 pp. with 145 ills. (29 col.). 26 x 21 cm. ISBN 8479072148 Bilingual in Basque and Spanish (foreword and six essays also in English).
Examining the significance of androgyny and transvestism as themes in European and American photography, this catalogue presents a lengthy six-part text and reproductions of more than 100 images that range from portraits of transvestites to staged narrative tableaux exploring issues of gender and sexual identity, including a selection of early 20th-century photographs by Man Ray, August Sander, Lisette Model and Claude Cahun as well as numerous works by Jurgen Klauke, Urs Luthi, Cindy Sherman, Joel-Peter Witkin, Nan Goldin, Andy Warhol, Robert Gober and seven other contemporary artists.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1970 — Photography
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 058871
Hardcover $52.50    

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