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Metpublications is a portal to the mets comprehensive book and online publishing program with close to 700 titles published from 1964 to the present. Extreme beauty the body transformed december 6 2001 march 17 2002 share art and fashion have presented the chest as alternately suppressed and augmented the metropolitan museum of art new york gift of mrs j randall creel 1963 ci63233a b members count help us bring life to art and art to lives join today. Buy extreme beauty the body transformed metropolitan museum of art series by koda harold isbn 9780300103120 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. In extreme beauty the body transformed harold koda deftly weaves anthropology sociology art history and haute couture into a lively survey of shifting notions of the body beautiful divided into five sections neck and shoulders chest waist hips and feet the book surveys fashions literal imprint on the body while tracing the history of clothing styles. Indepth arts news extreme beauty the body transformed 2001 12 06 until 2002 03 17 metropolitan museum of art new york ny usa over time and across cultures extraordinary manipulations of the body have occurred as concepts of beauty have continued to evolve