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Through the figure of josephine baker second skin tells the story of an unexpected yet enduring intimacy between the invention of a modernist style and the theatricalization of black skin at the turn of the twentieth century stepping outside of the platitudes surrounding this iconic figure anne a cheng argues that bakers famous nakedness must be understood within larger philosophic and . Second skin josephine baker the modern surface kindle edition by cheng anne anlin download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading second skin josephine baker the modern surface. Second skin book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers through the figure of josephine baker second skin tells the story of an unexp. Second skin josephine baker the modern surface anne anlin cheng offers the first sustained and serious study of bakers art addresses the connection between race architecture and performance redefines the role of race in modernist primitivism in art historical and critical discourse. Request pdf second skin josephine baker and the modern surface by anne anlin cheng as aesthetic object anne anlin chengs second skin is a stunning book the cover art a wax paper sheath