9780520231658

Singular Women

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520231658

  • ISBN10:

    0520231651

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-03-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Summary

In this groundbreaking volume, contemporary art historians--all of them women--probe the dilemmas and complexities of writing about the woman artist, past and present.Singular Womenproposes a new feminist investigation of the history of art by considering how a historian's theoretical approach affects the way in which research progresses and stories are told. These thirteen essays on specific artists, from the Renaissance to the present day, address their work and history to examine how each has been inserted into or left out of the history of art. The authors go beyond an analysis of the past to propose new strategies for considering the contributions of women to the visual arts, strategies that take into account the idiosyncratic, personal, and limited rhetoric that confines all writers.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: Histories, Silences, and Stories 1(20)
Kristen Frederickson
Artemisia's Trial by Cinema
21(9)
Mary D. Garrard
Mary D. Garrard, Interviewed by Kristen Frederickson and Sarah E. Webb
30(6)
A Light in the Galaxy: Judith Leyster
36(12)
Frima Fox Hofrichter
``So What Are You Working On?'' Categorizing The Exceptional Woman
48(18)
Mary D. Sheriff
Mother Land Missed: The Becoming Landscapes of Clementina, Viscountess Hawarden, and Sally Mann
66(15)
Carol Mavor
``A Sermon in Patchwork'': New Light on Harriet Powers
81(14)
Gladys-Marie Fry
A Sermon in Patchwork
95(5)
Lucine Finch
Two Ways of Thinking about Mary Cassatt
100(11)
Anne Higonnet
Florine Stettheimer: Becoming Herself
111(19)
Barbara J. Bloemink
Writing about Forgotten Women Artists: The Rediscovery of Jo Nivison Hopper
130(16)
Gail Levin
Designing Woman: Writing about Eleanor Raymond
146(17)
Nancy Gruskin
Elizabeth Catlett
163(16)
Melanie Anne Herzog
Subjectivity, (Auto) Biography, and the ``Artist Named Pereira''
179(21)
Karen A. Bearor
Codex Spero: Rethinking the Monograph as a Feminist
200(13)
Amy Ingrid Schlegel
At Last! A Great Woman Artist: Writing about Carolee Schneemann's Epistolary Practice
213(25)
Kristine Stiles
Epilogue: Mark Making, Writing, and Erasure 238(13)
Sarah E. Webb
Bibliography 251(8)
About the Contributors 259(4)
Index 263

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