An Intimate Distance

Author: Rosemary Betterton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136155627
Format: PDF
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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.

Addiction and British Visual Culture 1751 1919

Author: Ms Julia Skelly
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409435563
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This book investigates and problematizes the long-held belief that addiction is legible from the body, thus positioning visual images as unreliable sources in attempts to identify alcoholics and drug addicts. Examining paintings, graphic satire, photographs, advertisements and architectural sites, Skelly explores such issues as on-going anxieties about maternal drinking; the punishment and confinement of addicted individuals; the mobility of female alcoholics through the streets and spaces of nineteenth-century London; and soldiers' use of addictive substances such as cocaine and tobacco to cope with traumatic memories following the First World War.

Addiction and British Visual Culture 1751 919

Author: Julia Skelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351577476
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Highly innovative and long overdue, this study analyzes the visual culture of addiction produced in Britain during the long nineteenth century. The book examines well-known images such as William Hogarth's Gin Lane (1751), as well as lesser-known artworks including Alfred Priest's painting Cocaine (1919), in order to demonstrate how visual culture was both informed by, and contributed to, discourses of addiction in the period between 1751 and 1919. Through her analysis of more than 30 images, Julia Skelly deconstructs beliefs and stereotypes related to addicted individuals that remain entrenched in the popular imagination today. Drawing upon both feminist and queer methodologies, as well as upon extensive archival research, Addiction and British Visual Culture, 1751-1919 investigates and problematizes the long-held belief that addiction is legible from the body, thus positioning visual images as unreliable sources in attempts to identify alcoholics and drug addicts. Examining paintings, graphic satire, photographs, advertisements and architectural sites, Skelly explores such issues as ongoing anxieties about maternal drinking; the punishment and confinement of addicted individuals; the mobility of female alcoholics through the streets and spaces of nineteenth-century London; and soldiers' use of addictive substances such as cocaine and tobacco to cope with traumatic memories following the First World War.

The New Art History

Author: Jonathan Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134582501
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The New Art History provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental changes which have occurred in both the institutions and practice of art history over the last thirty years. Jonathan Harris examines and accounts for the new approaches to the study of art which have been grouped loosely under the term 'the new art history'. He distinguishes between these and earlier forms of 'radical' or 'critical' analysis, explores the influence of other disciplines and traditions on art history, and relates art historical ideas and values to social change. Structured around an examination of key texts by major contemporary critics, including Tim Clarke, Griselda Pollock, Fred Orton, Albert Boime, Alan Wallach and Laura Mulvey, each chapter discusses a key moment in the discipline of art history, tracing the development and interaction of Marxist, feminist and psychoanalytic critical theories. Individual chapters include: * Capitalist Modernity, the Nation-State and Visual Representation * Feminism, Art, and Art History * Subjects, Identities and Visual Ideology * Structures and Meanings in Art and Society * The Representation of Sexuality

Selbst Inszenierung in der Videokunst Die K nstlerin und ihr K rper Lynda Benglis Lili Dujourie und Joan Jonas

Author: Marie Sophie Beckmann
Publisher: Diplomica Verlag
ISBN: 3955491870
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wie verwenden weibliche Knstlerinnen das Medium Video in seiner Frhphase? Wie setzen sie ihre K”rper ein und welche neuen K”rperbilder entstehen durch diesen Umgang? Die Arbeit geht der Frage des Erscheinens des K”rpers in verschiedenen Video-Arbeiten dreier feministischer Knstlerinnen der 1970er Jahre nach. Dabei steht ein komplexes Verst„ndnis des ?Video-Apparatus? und dessen spezifische technische Performativit„t im Fokus der Betrachtung. Video erlaubt es, den K”rper innerhalb eines sowohl beeinflussbaren als auch grunds„tzlich instabilen Raum-Zeit-Gefges erscheinen zu lassen. Es geht also nicht um Abbildungen oder Repr„sentationen des K”rpers, sondern um ein K”rperwerden der Video-Assemblage selbst. Die Arbeit macht dieses Werden analysierbar, indem sie sich auf das Konzept der Intra-Aktivit„t und der Diffraktion von Karen Barad sttzt. Arbeiten der Knstlerinnen Lynda Benglis, Lili Dujourie und Joan Jonas werden in die Analyse einbezogen, um verschiedene Strategien der Selbst-Inszenierung aufzuzeigen.

Unframed

Author: Rosemary Betterton
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857717669
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The first sustained analysis of the relationship between women’s contemporary painting and feminism. This international collection of specially commissioned pieces brings together writing both by theorists engaged with the process and practice of painting and practitioners engaged in theory, to bring into question what has been a neglected area within feminist literature on visual culture. Looking at gender, subjectivity, spectatorship, the gendered audience and maternal subjectivity and painting, Unframed encourages reflexivity about the practice and includes in its scope a range of processes including drawing, printing, collage and installation. The process of painting and the materiality of paint, haptic vision and the contemporary sublime are all discussed. Lavishly illustrated in black and white, Unframed will be of interest to practitioners and students of fine art, art history and women’s studies.

Generations and Geographies in the Visual Arts Feminist Readings

Author: Griselda Pollock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134768508
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In Generations and Geographies in the Visual Achallenge of Arts: Feminist Readings the challenge of contemporary feminist theory encounters the provocation of the visual arts made by women in the twentieth century. The major issue is difference: sexual, cultural and social. The book points to the singularity of each artist's creative negotiation of time and historical and political circumstance. Griselda Pollock calls attention to the significance of place, location and cultural diversity, connecting issues of sexuality to those of nationality, imperialism, migration, diaspora and genocide.

The Routledge Companion to Feminism and Postfeminism

Author: Sarah Gamble
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134545622
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Approachable for general readers as well as for students in women's studies related courses at all levels, this invaluable guide follows the unique Companion format in combining over a dozen in-depth background chapters with more than 400 A-Z dictionary entries. The background chapters are written by major figures in the field of feminist studies, and include thorough coverage of the history of feminism, as well as extensive discussions of topics such as Postfeminism, Men in Feminism, Feminism and New Technologies and Feminism and Philosophy. The dictionary entries cover the major individuals and issues essential to an understanding both of feminism's roots and of the trends that are shaping its future. Readers will find entries on people such as Aphra Behn, Simone de Beauvoir, Princess Diana, Courtney Love and Robert Bly, and on subjects such as Afro-American feminism, cosmetic surgery, the 'new man', prostitution, reproductive technologies and 'slasher' films.

Women Artists and Modernism

Author: Katy Deepwell
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:
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An anthology of essays on women artists in the 20th century. The volume is introduced by an examination of the developments and methodologies within feminist art history and an outline of the broader connections between the issues raised by the individual essays. The contributors take a woman artist or group of women as a case study and, using examples from their lives and work, explore and question the interpretations of women and modernism and modernity.