9780520221345

We Weren't Modern Enough: Women Artists and the Limits of German Modernism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520221345

  • ISBN10:

    0520221346

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Summary

Meskimmon asks why women artists were left out of the canon of German modernism, tracing the reasons to the construction of a unified (male) history of art that in effect denied women a voice. The book is an effort to reconceive the period's art history and the perspective of the Weimar woman artist.

Author Biography

Marsha Meskimmon lectures in the School of Art and Design at Loughborough University

Table of Contents

Introduction: Women Artists in the Weimar Republic
The Modern, the Canon and Frauenkultur
1(5)
Subjects and Histories: Situated Mapping
6(6)
The Chapters Mapped
12(11)
The Prostitute
23(52)
The Working Woman
23(7)
Madonnas and Magdalens
30(8)
The Individual and the Mass
38(12)
Celebrities and the Press
50(7)
Women in Public: Consumer and Mannequin
57(18)
The Mother
75(46)
`Woman' of 1934
75(7)
`Woman-Mother': Then and Now
82(14)
Economic Differences between Women: The Working Mother
96
The Domestication of Politics
94(5)
Differences between Women: Race and Eugenics
99(7)
Abortion: The Right to Choose
106(6)
Women Artists and Maternal Subjectivity
112(9)
The Hausfrau
121(42)
Husband, House and Home
121(6)
Mann und Frau: Marriage, Sexuality and Comradeship
127(14)
The Household: Rationalisation and Domestic Service
141(7)
Children: Natural Bonds, Social Rules
148(15)
The Neue Frau
163(36)
Icons, Myths and Realities
163(7)
Labour: Women as White-Collar Workers
170(8)
The Neue Frau and Consumerism
178(7)
From Stenographer to Revue-Girl
185(14)
The Garconne
199(32)
The Third Sex
199(9)
Sapphic Love
208(8)
Masquerade, Performance and Multiplicity
216(15)
CONCLUSIONS: WOMAN AS ARTIST IN THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC 231(18)
The Woman as Artist: Re-Figuring Tropes
231(4)
The Bio-Cultural Body of the Woman as Artist
235(2)
Seeing Women as Artists
237(3)
Histories and Embodied Female Subjects
240(9)
Select Bibliography 249(11)
Index 260

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