The Full Body Project

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The Full Body Project

Photographs by Leonard Nimoy

By Leonard Nimoy (Photographer); Anne Wilkes Tucker (Afterword by); Natalie Angier (Foreword by)

Five Ties Publishing, Hardcover, 9780979472725, 93pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2008


In his provocative new book, photographer and actor Leonard Nimoy captures images of full-bodied women, some of whom are involved in what is known as the fat acceptance movement. The average American woman, Nimoy writes, weighs 25 percent more than the models selling the clothes. There is a huge industry built up around selling women ways to get their bodies closer to the fantasy ideal. Pills, diets, surgery, workout programs. . . . The message is You don't look right. If you buy our product, you can get there.

Leonard Nimoy, best known to the public from his role as Spock on "Star Trek," has been a lifelong photographer. His work has been widely exhibited and is in numerous private and public collections. A previous book of his photographs, "Shekhina," was published in 2002.

About the Author
Best known as an actor, Leonard Nimoy has been a lifelong photographer, and first built his own darkroom at the age of 14. He lives in Los Angeles.

Ralph Gibson is an award-winning photographer whose works are in the collections of major museums worldwide. His previous books include "Light Strings: Impressions of the Guitar "(2004). He divides his time between New York City and Paris, France. Anne Wilkes Tucker is Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Les Paul is a revered guitarist.

NATALIE ANGIER is a Pulitzer-Prize winning science columnist for the "New York Times". She is the author of "The Canon, The Beauty of the Beastly, "and "Natural Obsessions". She lives outside Washington, D.C.