Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle. TextText by Nancy Spector. Glossary by Neville Wakefield. 528 pp. Thick quarto (9 x 12.5 in.) Second printing (with notice of the Hugo Boss sponsorship on the copyright page). Hardbound. No jacket as issued. 725 color illustration.
"The Cremaster Cycle is a series of five films directed by artist Matthew Barney, with a total running time of just under seven hours. Biologically, the cremaster is a muscle that raises and lowers the testicles. Barney uses the descension of the cremaster muscle as a symbol for the onset of male gender (which appears about nine weeks after a fetus is conceived). The five films progress from a state of undifferentiated gender (a fully ascended cremaster muscle, represented by the floating Goodyear Blimps and other symbols), through the organism’s struggle to resist gender definition, to the inevitable point where maleness can no longer be denied (complete descension of the cremaster and release of the testes)."--from the site, Cremaster Fanatic
Boards with slight rubbing; otherwise Fine.