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Bodily Waste

David Trotter, 2 November 1995

The Spectacular Body: Science, Method and Meaning in the Work of Degas 
by Anthea Callen.
Yale, 244 pp., £35, February 1995, 0 300 05443 2
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... edge to debates about the relationship between form and meaning. That relationship is the focus of Anthea Callen’s study of the visualisation of the female body in late 19th-century Paris. Callen believes that art historians have tended to neglect visual analysis – which in her view should always be conducted in the ...

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