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An Intimate Distance: Women, Artists and the Body

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How have women artists taken possession of the female body? What is the relationship between looking and embodiment in art made by women? In a series of original readings of the work of artists from Kathe Kollwitz and Georgia O'Keeffe to Helen Chadwick and Laura Godfrey-Isaacs, Rosemary Betterton explores how women artists have addressed the changing relationship between women, the body and its representation in art. In detailed critical essays that range from the analysis of maternal imagery in the work of German artists at the turn of the century to the unrepresented body in contemporary abstract painting, Betterton argues that women's art practices offer new ways of engaging with our fascinations with and fears about the female body. Reflecting the shift within feminist art over the last decade, An Intimate Distance sets the reinscription of the body within women's art practice in the context of current debates on the body, including reproductive science, maternal subjectivity and the concept of 'body horror' in relation to food, ageing and sex. Drawing on recent theories of embodiment developed within feminist philosophy and psychoanalytic theory, the essays reveal how the permeable boundaries between nature and culture, the female body and technology are being crossed in the work of women artists.

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This work considers a wide range of visual images of women in the context of current debates focusing on the body, including reproductive science, questions of ageing and death, and the concept of "body horror" in relation to food, consumption and sex.

Synopsis:

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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-230) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415110853
Author:
Betterton, Rosemary
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Betterton Rosem
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Women in art
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Women artists
Subject:
Human figure in art
Subject:
Women artists -- Psychology.
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Series Volume:
no. A-693
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.17x6.21x.72 in. 1.20 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Routledge - English 9780415110853 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This work considers a wide range of visual images of women in the context of current debates focusing on the body, including reproductive science, questions of ageing and death, and the concept of "body horror" in relation to food, consumption and sex.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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