Supported by Carleton University, University of Ottawa, AIA Ottawa and CIG:  The Classical Body

Nigel Spivey, MA, PhD
Cambridge University

What do we mean by ‘the perfect body’? Why do bodybuilders put themselves through such pain? How do certain physiques, male and female, become recognized as ‘beautiful’ (or even ‘hot’)? Answers to such questions may lie, as this lecture argues, with the deceptively ‘naturalistic’ achievements of Greek sculptors over two thousand years ago.

Thursday 9 October
7.30 p.m.
Paterson 303
Carleton University

Spivey - Oct 9 2014 - body

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