An Intimate Distance

Author: Rosemary Betterton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136155627
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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.

Spectacular Bodies

Author: Martin Kemp
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520227927
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"Illustrated and with essays by Martin Kemp, Spectacular Bodies reveals a new way of seeing ourselves."--BOOK JACKET.

Looking on

Author: Rosemary Betterton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780863581762
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Unframed

Author: Rosemary Betterton
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860647727
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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.

The Grace of Four Moons

Author: Pravina Shukla
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253021219
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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.

The Nude

Author: Gill Saunders
Publisher: Kws Pub
ISBN: 9780981773681
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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.

Feminism and Contemporary Art

Author: Jo Anna Isaak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134895275
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Feminist Visual Culture

Author: Fiona Carson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113670860X
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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.

Maternal Bodies in the Visual Arts

Author: Rosemary Betterton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781526135261
Format: PDF
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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.