diane arbus

Author: Jeff L. Rosenheim,Karan Rinaldo

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588395952

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Diane Arbus (1923–1971) is one of the most distinctive and provocative artists of the twentieth century. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and nudists, are among the most recognizable images of our time. This book is the definitive study of the artist’s first seven years of work, from 1956 to 1962. Drawn primarily from the rich holdings of the Metropolitan Museum’s Diane Arbus Archive—a remarkable treasury of photographs, negatives, appointment books, notebooks, and correspondence—it is an essential contribution to our understanding of Arbus and her oeuvre. diane arbus: in the beginning showcases over 100 of the artist’s early photographs, more than half of which are published here for the first time. The book provides a crucial, in-depth presentation of the artist’s genesis, showing Arbus as she developed her evocative and often haunting imagery. The photographs featured in this handsome volume reveal an artist defining her style, honing her subject matter, and in full possession of the many gifts for which she is now recognized the world over.

Diane Arbus's 1960s

Author: Frederick Gross

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816670110

Category: Photography

Page: 264

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Monografie over het werk van de Amerikaanse fotografe (1923-1971) en hoe zich dit verhoudt tot andere kunstzinige en maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen in de zestiger jaren van de twintigste eeuw.

American Women Photographers

Author: Martha Kreisel,Martha Moss

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313304781

Category: Photography

Page: 350

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A bibliography of over 1,000 sources for over 600 female photographers from the late 19th century to the present.

Notable American Women

Author: Barbara Sicherman,Carol Hurd Green

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674627338

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 773

View: 1927

Over 400 entries review the lives and careers of outstanding women who died between 1951 and 1975, presenting basic data on ancestry, education, and marital status

Concise Dictionary of Women Artists

Author: Delia Gaze

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136599010

Category: Reference

Page: 800

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This book includes some 200 complete entries from the award-winning Dictionary of Women Artists, as well as a selection of introductory essays from the main volume.

The Contest of Meaning

Author: Richard Bolton

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262521697

Category: Photography

Page: 432

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Photography's great success gives the impression that the major questions that have haunted the medium are now resolved. On the contrary, the most important questions about photography are just beginning to be asked. These fourteen essays, with over 200 illustrations, critically examine prevailing beliefs about the medium and suggest new ways to explain the history of photography. They are organized around the questions: What are the social consequences of aesthetic practice? How does photography construct sexual difference? How is photography used to promote class and national interests? What are the politics of photographic truth? The Contest of Meaning summarizes the challenges to traditional photographic history that have developed in the last decade out of a consciously political critique of photographic production. Contributions by a wide range of important Americans critics reexamine the complex—and often contradictory—roles of photography within society. Douglas Crimp, Christopher Phillips, Benjamin Buchloh, and Abigail Solomon Godeau examine the gradually developed exclusivity of art photography and describe the politics of canon formation throughout modernism. Catherine Lord, Deborah Bright, Sally Stein, and Jan Zita Grover examine the ways in which the female is configured as a subject, and explain how sexual difference is constructed across various registers of photographic representation. Carol Squiers, Esther Parada, and Richard Bolton clarify the ways in which photography serves as a form of mass communication, demonstrating in particular how photographic production is affected by the interests of the powerful patrons of communications. The three concluding essays, by Rosalind Krauss, Martha Rosler, and Allan Sekula, critically examine the concept of photographic truth by exploring the intentions informing various uses of "objective" images within society.

The Disability Studies Reader

Author: Lennard J. Davis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415953340

Category: Social Science

Page: 451

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The Disability Studies Reader collects, for the first time, representative texts from the newly emerging field of disability studies. This volume represents a major advance in presenting the most important writings about disability with an emphasis on those writers working from a materialist and postmodernist perspective. Drawing together experts in cultural studies, literary criticism, sociology, biology, the visual arts, pedagogy and post-colonial studies, the collection provides a comprehensive approach to the issue of disability. Contributors include Erving Goffman, Susan Sontag, Michelle Fine and Susan Wendell.

Feast of Excess

Author: George Cotkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190218479

Category: ART

Page: 448

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In 1952, John Cage shocked audiences with 4'33," his composition showcasing the power of silence. From Cage's minimalism to Chris Burden's radical performance art two decades later, the post-war avant-garde sought to liberate the art world by shattering the divide between high and low art. Feast of Excess presents an engaging and accessible portrait of the cultural extremism that emerged in the United States after World War II. This "New Sensibility," as termed by Susan Sontag, was predicated upon excess, pushing and often crossing boundaries whether in the direction of minimalism ormaximalism. Through brief vignette profiles of prominent figures in literature, music, visual art, poetry, theater and journalism, George Cotkin leads readers on a focused journey through the interconnected stories of prominent figures such as Andy Warhol, Anne Sexton, John Cage, John Coltrane, BobDylan, Erica Jong, and Chris Burden, among many others, who broke barriers between artist and audience with their bold, shocking, and headline-grabbing performances. This inventive narrative captures the sentiment of liberation from high and low culture in artistic endeavors spanning from the 1950s to the 1970s and reveals the establishment of excess in American culture as the norm. A detailed emersion in the history of cultural extremism, Feast of Excess leavesreaders to consider the provocative revelation that the essence of excess remains in our culture today, for good and ill.


Author: Mary Warner Marien

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856694933

Category: Photography

Page: 544

View: 5842

Here is the history weve been waiting for ... erudite and entertaining ... she shows how pictures really did change our world. Her shrewd selection of over 600 fascinating photos (many in colour) illustrate a history that meets the ultimate test; open to any page and youre hooked ... and its free from tormenting academic jargon. Camera Arts This groundbreaking survey of international photography, which examines the discipline across the full range of its uses by both professionals and amateurs, has been expanded and brought up to date for this second edition. Each of the eight chapters takes a period of up to forty years and examines the medium through the lenses of art, science, social science, travel, war, fashion, the mass media and individual practitioners. These broad topics complement a fully developed cultural context whose emphasis is more on key ideas than individuals. The author also pays close attention to how contemporary practitioners, commentators and beholders have talked about specific works, the nature of photography and the photographers changing role in society.

Dictionary of Women Artists: Introductory surveys ; Artists, A-I

Author: Delia Gaze,Maja Mihajlovic,Leanda Shrimpton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781884964213

Category: Art

Page: 1512

View: 5464

Contains substantial entries on 600 fine artists born before 1945. The emphasis is historical, focusing on the Western tradition of painting and sculpture, and exploring the problems women encountered in trying to obtain adequate training and professional recognition. Introductory essays examine training opportunities, the changing conditions of work for women since the medieval period, the contribution of women to the applied arts, and training and professionalism in 19th and 20th century Europe, Russia, North America and Australasia. Entries include biographical information, a list of principle exhibitions, selected writings, a bibliography, a representative work, and a description of critical reception, professional and artistic development, individual works and philosophies, and the artist's influences, contemporaries and companions. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR