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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSKatharina Bosse: New Burlesque
D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS
Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 96 pgs / 38 color. | 10/2/2004 | Not available
Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers.
Photographs by Katharina Bosse. Text by CĒcile Camart.
Before it was a show business genre, burlesque was an attitude. It was parody, outrageousness, exaggeration, pastiche--even grotesquerie. If in 19th- and 20th-century America the term came to signify a variety show of light comedy, dance, and strip tease, eventually descending to a plateau of triviality, cheap sexuality, and predictable gaudy costumes, it has now--Woo Hoo! Ladies!--been resuscitated. (It's amazing what a feminist revolution can accomplish when pasties and sequins are introduced.) In New Burlesque, Katharina Bosse takes a trip across the United States to meet and document every proponent of the unabashed renaissance that she can get her camera lens around. Her colorful series of let-it-all-hang-out portraits of Babette la Fave, Kitten DeVille, Kitty Crimson, Ruby Darling, Dirty Martini, D'Milo, Starlet O'Hara, Scarlette Fever, Ursulina, and their many sisters give a wild, wicked stage to the very grown-up darlings of a new century. Whether pictured in a saloon or a kitchen, by the side of a country road or in front of a parking lot, these dames show it just how they please.
Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 96 pgs / 38 color.
Pub Date 10/2/2004
Out of print
Catalog: FALL 2004
ISBN 9781891024993 TRADE
List Price: $20.00 CDN $25.00