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An Intimate Distance

An Intimate Distance Author Rosemary Betterton
ISBN-10 9781136155697
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 256
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An Intimate Distance considers a wide range of visual images of women in the context of current debates which centre around the body, including reproductive science, questions of ageing and death and the concept of 'body horror' in relation to food, consumption and sex. A feminist reclamation of these images suggests how the permeable boundaries between the female body and technology, nature and culture are being crossed in the work of women artists.



An Intimate Distance

An Intimate Distance Author Rosemary Betterton
ISBN-10 9781136155628
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 256
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An Intimate Distance considers a wide range of visual images of women in the context of current debates which centre around the body, including reproductive science, questions of ageing and death and the concept of 'body horror' in relation to food, consumption and sex. A feminist reclamation of these images suggests how the permeable boundaries between the female body and technology, nature and culture are being crossed in the work of women artists.



An Intimate Distance

An Intimate Distance Author Rosemary Betterton
ISBN-10 0415110858
Release 1996
Pages 240
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An Intimate Distance considers a wide range of visual images of women in the context of current debates which centre around the body, including reproductive science, questions of ageing and death and the concept of 'body horror' in relation to food, consumption and sex. A feminist reclamation of these images suggests how the permeable boundaries between the female body and technology, nature and culture are being crossed in the work of women artists.



Looking on

Looking on Author Rosemary Betterton
ISBN-10 0863581765
Release 1987
Pages 293
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Looking on has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Looking on also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Looking on book for free.



Erotic Faculties

Erotic Faculties Author Joanna Frueh
ISBN-10 0520200829
Release 1996
Pages 214
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In this mesmerizing, utterly original work, noted performance artist Joanna Frueh affirms the erotic both as a form of communion and transcendence and as a critical practice. Frueh rejects postmodern prose, using lush, graphic and sexual language to explore aging, beauty, sex, love, pleasure, contemporary art, and the body as a site and vehicle of knowledge and wisdom. Speaking in the multiple voices of lover, prophet, daughter, mythmaker, art critic, activist, and bleeding heart, Frueh seeks to loose the power of our unutilized erotic faculties with all of their widely expansive potential. Recuperating the sentimental, proudly asserting a romantic viewpoint, disrupting academic and feminist conventions, Erotic Faculties is a wild ride and a consummate pleasure.



The Grace of Four Moons

The Grace of Four Moons Author Pravina Shukla
ISBN-10 9780253021212
Release 2015-10-16
Pages 528
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Because clothing, food, and shelter are basic human needs, they provide excellent entries to cultural values and individual aesthetics. Everyone gets dressed every day, but body art has not received the attention it deserves as the most common and universal of material expressions of culture. The Grace of Four Moons aims to document the clothing decisions made by ordinary people in their everyday lives. Based on fieldwork conducted primarily in the city of Banaras, India, Pravina Shukla conceptualizes and realizes a total model for the study of body art—understood as all aesthetic modifications and supplementations to the body. Shukla urges the study of the entire process of body art, from the assembly of raw materials and the manufacture of objects, through their sale and the interactions between merchants and consumers, to the consumer's use of objects in creating personal decoration.



Unframed

Unframed Author Rosemary Betterton
ISBN-10 1860647723
Release 2004-03-04
Pages 228
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Women's painting is undergoing a vibrant revival, yet has been little explored in writing on modern visual culture. Unframed is a welcome and fresh examination of women's contemporary painting. The book uniquely presents new writing by practitioners who engage with theory and critical theorists who deal directly with contemporary practice. All contributors reflect on their own practice and that of other women painters and theorists; throughout their common aim is to develop innovative ways of thinking about and through painting by women. The book focuses on current debates on gender, subjectivity, spectatorship and painting and successfully moves them forward in the new millennium. It will appeal to a range of readers, including scholars, students, artists and gallery goers.



Maternal Bodies in the Visual Arts

Maternal Bodies in the Visual Arts Author Rosemary Betterton
ISBN-10 1526135264
Release 2018-05
Pages 224
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Maternal bodies in the visual arts brings images of the maternal and pregnant body into the centre of art historical enquiry. By exploring religious, secular and scientific traditions as well as contemporary art practices, it shows the power of visual imagery in framing our understanding of maternal bodies and affirming or contesting prevailing maternal ideals. This book reassesses these historical models and, in drawing on original case studies, shows how visual practices by artists may offer the means of reconfiguring the maternal. This book will appeal to students, academics and researchers in art history, gender studies and cultural studies, as well as to any readers with interests in the maternal and visual culture. It is based on visual case studies drawn from the UK, USA and Europe, which make it very attractive to an international readership. Maternal bodies in the visual arts is ideally placed to capture a growing post- and undergraduate market in maternal studies, which is beginning to emerge as a field of study in the UK and USA with courses in a wide range of social science and humanities disciplines now including the maternal as a key theme.



Sociology and Visual Representation

Sociology and Visual Representation Author Elizabeth Chaplin
ISBN-10 9781134906048
Release 2002-11-01
Pages 320
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko Author Anna Chave
ISBN-10 0300049617
Release 1989
Pages 229
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A visual analysis of the New York School painter, which examines the structure of Rothko's paintings while arguing that they implement traces of certain basic, symbolically charged pictorial conventions.



Art as a Social System

Art as a Social System Author Niklas Luhmann
ISBN-10 0804739072
Release 2000
Pages 422
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This is the definitive analysis of art as a social and perceptual system by Germany's leading social theorist of the late 20th century. It combines three decades of research in the social sciences, phenomenology, evolutionary biology, cybernetics, and information theory with an intimate knowledge of art history, literature, aesthetics, and contemporary literary theory.



The Artemisia Files

The Artemisia Files Author Mieke Bal
ISBN-10 9780226035826
Release 2006-12-15
Pages 245
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An early icon of feminist art history, the work of Artemisia Gentileschi has been largely obscured by the sensational details of her life. In this volume the contributors attempt to give a more balanced view & to approach a genuine appreciation of Artemisia's considerable artistic talents.



The Nude

The Nude Author Gill Saunders
ISBN-10 0981773680
Release 2012-01-15
Pages 240
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The human body, unclothed and on display, has long been the subject of both artists and art historians. But it wasn’t until 1989, when Gill Saunders’sThe Nudewas first published, that the nude’s evolution in modern art was considered in all its facets. Written in response to Kenneth Clark’s 1956 study of the same name,The Nudeoffered a new, crucial feminist perspective on nudity in art—and has been cited in nearly every art history book since its publication. This second edition brings Saunders’s analysis up to the present day. She examines artists’ depictions of nudes and their public reception from classical Greece through the twenty-first century, highlighting the relationship between nudity in art and the rise of feminism, as well as the effects of technological developments in painting and photography. Replete with many lush, full-color illustrations, this second edition will become a staple for students and readers of art history, as well as professional artists.



Gendered

Gendered Author Tal Dekel
ISBN-10 9781443865616
Release 2014-08-11
Pages 215
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Feminist art and theoretical aspects of feminism are linked via a unique and reciprocal bond whose influence extends far beyond their own bounds into the social, cultural, political and economic realms, as well as into the personal lives of women and men alike. This linkage was forged in different places around the world in the 1960s and 1970s. It was especially influential in the United States, during a decade which witnessed the emergence and growth of the Women’s Liberation, Civil Rights, LGBT, and hippie movements and the protest against the Vietnam War. In response to these events, large numbers of women artists joined the ranks of contemporary political-feminist activists, their art directly reflecting the concerns of feminist theory and practice. This volume adopts an interdisciplinary approach through which it compares American feminist art and artists with their European counterparts. In order to elucidate the geographical divide, this book takes as a test case the work of Mary Kelly who, while born in the USA, produced much of her work while living in Britain and under the influence of European thought. Challenging traditional disciplinary boundaries, it moves beyond an art-history survey to discuss the artistic field in relation to feminist theory and politics, revealing the continuing relevance of both areas for the contemporary reader. While concentrating upon the second wave of feminism in Europe and the USA, it also addresses aspects of the third wave and the current state of the feminist movement, particularly in respect to the Israeli art scene.



Feminisms and contemporary art in Indonesia

Feminisms and contemporary art in Indonesia Author Wulan Dirgantoro
ISBN-10 9789048526994
Release 2017-05-17
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This book provides the first comprehensive study of feminisms and contemporary arts in Indonesia. While Indonesian contemporary arts are currently on the rise in the global art scene, no in-depth study has been done on the works of Indonesian women artists and the feminist strategies they employ when operating within the Indonesian art world. Focusing on Arahmaiani, Titarubi, and IGAK Murniasih amongst others, this pioneering work uses feminist reading to analyse the works of Indonesian women artists historically and today. It also illuminates the sociocultural and political contexts in which the artists worked and a nuanced understanding of local feminisms in Indonesia. These artists achieve this in feminist terms by orienting their works towards the production of positive images of the female body, expression of female desire, and adherence to certain universal principles such as erotic appeal and inclusiveness in attempting to formulate or convey a conceptual ideal.



Seeing Through the Seventies

Seeing Through the Seventies Author Laura Cottingham
ISBN-10 9781134394548
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 224
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In recent years, Laura Cottingham has emerged as one of the most visible feminist critics of the so-called post-feminist generation. Following a social-political approach to art history and criticism that accepts visual culture as part of a larger social reality, Cottingham's writings investigate central tensions currently operative in the production, distribution and evaluation of art, especially those related to cultural production by and about women. Seeing Through the Seventies: Essays on Feminism and Art gathers together Cottingham's key essays from the 1990's. These include an appraisal of Lucy R. Lippard, the most influential feminist art critic of the1970's; a critique of the masculinist bias implicit to modernism and explicitly recuperated by commercially successful artists during the 1980s; an exhaustive analysis of the curatorial failures operative in the "Bad Girls" museum exhibitions of the early 1990s; surveys of feminist-influenced art practices during the women's liberationist period; speculations on the current possibilities and obstacles that attend efforts to recover lesbian cultural history; and an examination of the life, work and obscuration of the early twentieth-century French photographer Claude Cahun.



Lists

Lists Author Liza Kirwin
ISBN-10 1568988885
Release 2010-03-15
Pages 205
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From the weekly shopping list to the Ten Commandments, our lives are shaped by lists. Whether dashed off as a quick reminder, or carefully constructed as an inventory, this humble form of documentation provides insight into its maker's personal habits and decision-making processes. This is especially true for artists, whose day-to-day acts of living and art-making overlap and inform each other. Artists' lists shed uncover a host of unbeknownst motivations, attitudes, and opinions about their work and the work of others. Lists presents almost seventy artifacts, including "to do" lists, membership lists, lists of paintings sold, lists of books to read, lists of appointments made and met, lists of supplies to get, lists of places to see, and lists of people who are "in." At times introspective, humorous, and resolute, but always revealing and engaging, Lists is a unique firsthand account of American cultural history that augments the personal biographies of some of the most celebrated and revered artists of thelast two centuries. Many of the lists are historically important, throwing a flood of light on a moment, movement, or event; others are private, providing an intimate view of an artist's personal life: Pablo Picasso itemized his recommendations for the Armory Show in 1912; architect Eero Saarinen enumerated the good qualities of the then New York Times art editor and critic Aline Bernstein, his second wife; sculptor Alexander Calder's address book reveals the whos who of the Parisian avant-garde in the early twentieth century. In the hands of their creators, these artifacts become works of art in and of themselves. Lists includes rarely seen specimens by Vito Acconci, Leo Castelli, Joseph Cornell, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, H. L. Mencken, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Richard Pousette-Dart, Robert Rauschenberg, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, and Andrew Wyeth.