Sold out
Thrust: A Spasmodic Pictorial History of the Codpiece

Thrust: A Spasmodic Pictorial History of the Codpiece

Michael Glover

Rs. 992.00
Out of stock In stock
Size Guide

SHARE

A laugh-out-loud visual history of the strangest piece of men’s clothing ever created: the codpiece.

The codpiece was fashioned in the Middle Ages to close a revealing gap between two separate pieces of men’s tights. By the sixteenth century, it had become an upscale must-have accessory. This light-hearted, illustrated examination of its history pulls in writers from Rabelais to Shakespeare and figures from Henry VIII to Alice Cooper. Glover’s witty and entertaining prose reveals how male vanity turned a piece of cloth into a bulging and absurd representation of masculinity itself. The codpiece, painted again and again by masters such as Titian, Holbein, Giorgione, and Bruegel, became a symbol of royalty, debauchery, virility, and religious seriousness—all in one.

Never has a piece of clothing revealed so much about men only by hiding their private parts. Glover’s book moves from paintings to contemporary culture and back again as it charts the growing popularity of the codpiece and its eventual decline. The first history of its kind, this book is a must-read for art historians, anthropologists, fashion aficionados, and readers looking for a good, long laugh.

Centuries of male self-importance and delusion are on display in this highly enjoyably new title.

Michael Glover is a Sheffield-born, Cambridge-educated, London-based poet and art critic, and poetry editor of the Tablet. He has written regularly for the Independent, The Times, the Financial Times, the New Statesman, and The Economist. He has also been a London correspondent for ARTNews. His latest books include Late Days (2018), Hypothetical May Morning (2018), Neo Rauch (2019), The Book of Extremities (2019), and Great Works: Encounters with Art (2016).

Publisher
David Zwirner Books
ISBN
9781644230244
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
94
Weight (kg)
0.08
Height (in)
7.01
Width (in)
4.25
Subject
Biography
Published Date
07 / 11 / 2019

Trending Now

Best Seller

Marvel Classic Black Light Collectible Poster Portfolio

Marvel Entertainment
Rs. 8,310.00
Best Seller

The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook

Pushpesh Pant
Rs. 2,495.00
Best Seller

Louis Vuitton

Paul-Gerard Pasols
Rs. 12,188.00

Paul Smith

Rs. 5,534.00
Best Seller

The Family Meal, Home Cooking with Ferran Adrià

Ferran Adrià 

Rs. 3,318.00
Best Seller

Kengo Kuma: My Life as an Architect in Tokyo

Kengo Kuma
Rs. 1,994.00
Best Seller

Chanel Eternal Instant

Nicholas Foulkes
Rs. 7,202.00
Best Seller

G: Forever Green

Carlos Mota
Rs. 7,756.00
Best Seller

The Big Book of Bugs

Yuval Zommer and Barbara Taylor
Rs. 1,195.00
Best Seller

The Big Book of Birds

Yuval Zommer and Barbara Taylor
Rs. 1,195.00
Best Seller

Dior Catwalk: The Complete Collections

Alexander Fury and Adélia Sabatini
Rs. 6,648.00
Best Seller

The Monocle Book of Entrepreneurs: How to run your own business and find a better quality of life

Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Tuck
Rs. 3,878.00
Best Seller

Mind Your Manners

Nicola Edwards, Feronia Parker-Thomas
Rs. 774.00
Best Seller

The Big Book of Blooms

Yuval Zommer
Rs. 1,195.00
Best Seller

Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives and Daughters of the British Empire in India

Margaret MacMillan
Rs. 795.00
Best Seller

Chanel Catwalk: The Complete Collections

Patrick Mauriès and Adélia Sabatini
Rs. 6,648.00
Best Seller

The Great Empires of Asia

Jim Masselos and Jonathan Fenby
Rs. 795.00
Best Seller

Rasa Yatra: My Journey In Music

PT. MALLIKARJUN MANSUR
Rs. 395.00
Best Seller

The Big Book of Beasts

Yuval Zommer and Barbara Taylor
Rs. 1,195.00
Best Seller

Moments of Mindfulness: Buddhist Offerings

Danielle Follmi and Olivier Föllmi
Rs. 750.00

Recently Viewed Products

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Ok, got it