One Foot on the Rockies / Edition 1

One Foot on the Rockies / Edition 1

by Joan M. Jensen
     
 

This stimulating book examines the experience of women artists in the American West. The women studied here range from Joseppa Dick, Pomo basketmaker, to Georgia O'Keeffe; from dancer Isadora Duncan to African-American writer Ntozake Shange and dozens of other women who lived in a fertile crescent that Jensen calls the Pacific Southwest during the last

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This stimulating book examines the experience of women artists in the American West. The women studied here range from Joseppa Dick, Pomo basketmaker, to Georgia O'Keeffe; from dancer Isadora Duncan to African-American writer Ntozake Shange and dozens of other women who lived in a fertile crescent that Jensen calls the Pacific Southwest during the last century.

By recovering the work of so many writers, painters, photographers, and craftswomen, Jensen expands the history of women in the West. She also explores the cultural climate necessary to support creative work and considers questions of tradition and memory, examining the forms available to writers such as Buffalo Bird Woman, Christine Quintasket, Ruth Benedict, Sui Sin Far, and Agnes Smedley. Finally she engages the theories of history and creativity that determine what society chooses to remember and preserve.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826315397
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Series:
Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.53(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction3
1Out There, Out West: Creation Stories15
2An Energy of Their Own: The Artists37
3Naming a Price, Finding a Space: The Marketplace59
4The Hungry Eye: Audiences83
5With These Words: Silences/Voices107
6From the Borderlands: Creating a Memory131
Notes153
Index171

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