An Intimate Distance: Women, Artists, and the Body

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415110853
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 An Intimate Distance: Women, Artists and the Body 7
2 Mother Figures: The Material Nude in the Work of Kathe Kollwitz and Paula Modersohn-Becker 20
3 'A Perfect Woman': The Political Body of Suffrage 46
4 Bodies in the Work: The Aesthetics and Politics of Women's Non-Representational Painting 79
5 Life and A.R.T.: Metaphors of Motherhood and Assisted Reproductive Technologies 106
6 Body Horror? Food (and Sex and Death) in Women's Art 130
7 Identities, Memories, Desires: The Body in History 161
Notes 194
Works Cited 219
Name Index 231
Subject Index 235
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