Gendering Landscape Art

Gendering Landscape Art

by Steven Adams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813529751

ISBN-13: 9780813529752

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

While gender has been the subject of extensive critical inquiry, the debate has focused primarily on the human, particularly the female, body. The spaces bodies occupy and the ways in which those spaces are depicted in landscape art has not, however, been subject to investigation. This book is the first sustained attempt to fill this gap in art

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While gender has been the subject of extensive critical inquiry, the debate has focused primarily on the human, particularly the female, body. The spaces bodies occupy and the ways in which those spaces are depicted in landscape art has not, however, been subject to investigation. This book is the first sustained attempt to fill this gap in art history.

      Using approaches informed by cultural studies, feminism, and psychoanalysis, this collection of essays charts the ways in which artists from the late eighteenth century to the present have used notions of femininity and masculinity to understand and interpret the landscape and how it is represented.

      Various chapters in this volume offer new insights into how issues of gender have impacted on the work of well-known artists such as Monet and Cézanne. Other pieces focus on less familiar examples of landscape art over the past two centuries, from the public displays of monumental landscapes in late-eighteenth-century London, to environmental art projects in present-day New York.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813529752
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Issues in Art History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.73(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
1Introduction1
2Signs of recovery: landscape painting and masculinity in nineteenth-century France13
3Technique and gender: landscape, ideology and the art of Monet in the 1890s26
4The marketing of Helen Allingham: the English cottage and national identity45
5In the bleaching fields: gender, landscape and modernity in The Netherlands 1880-192061
6Landscape, space and gender: their role in the construction of female identity in newly independent Ireland76
7Soviet superwoman in the landscape of liberty: Aleksandr Deineka's Razdol'e, 194487
8Landscape, masculinity and interior space between the wars102
9Cezanne's maternal landscape and its gender116
10Robert Smithson's technological sublime: alterities and the 'female earth'133
11Gender in perspective: the king and queen's visit to the Panorama in 1793146
12'Ain't Going Nowhere': Richard Long: global explorer162
13Trash: public art by the Garbage Girls173
Select bibliography186
Notes189
Index227

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