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Body Art (World of Art)
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Introduction - What is `body art'? * 1. Humanity * 2. Society * 3. Theatricality * 4. Beauty * 5. Criminality * 6. Identity * Afterword

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The latest title in Thames & Hudson's World of Art series surveys the extraordinary diversity and creativity of global body art, past and present.

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Nicholas Thomas is Professor of Historical Anthropology, University of Cambridge. Among his previous books are Oceanic Art in the World of Art series and Islanders: the Pacific in the Age of Empire, which won the Wolfson History Prize in 2010.

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Reveals the historical origins of many designs you might see while walking around the giant body art gallery that is the contemporary western city.

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