“Regaining what Mankind has Lost through Civilisation:” Early Nudism and Ambivalent Moderns

  title={“Regaining what Mankind has Lost through Civilisation:” Early Nudism and Ambivalent Moderns},
  author={Ruth Barcan},
  journal={Fashion Theory},
  pages={63 - 82}
  • R. Barcan
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Art
  • Fashion Theory
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