An Intimate Distance: Women, Artists and the Body

An Intimate Distance: Women, Artists and the Body

by Rosemary Betterton
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415110846
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/19/1996
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1An Intimate Distance: Women, Artists and the Body7
2Mother Figures: The Material Nude in the Work of Kathe Kollwitz and Paula Modersohn-Becker20
3'A Perfect Woman': The Political Body of Suffrage46
4Bodies in the Work: The Aesthetics and Politics of Women's Non-Representational Painting79
5Life and A.R.T.: Metaphors of Motherhood and Assisted Reproductive Technologies106
6Body Horror? Food (and Sex and Death) in Women's Art130
7Identities, Memories, Desires: The Body in History161
Notes194
Works Cited219
Name Index231
Subject Index235

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