Singular Women

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

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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
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: Histories, Silences, and Stories 1(20)
Kristen Frederickson
Artemisia's Trial by Cinema
Mary D. Garrard
Mary D. Garrard, Interviewed by Kristen Frederickson and Sarah E. Webb
A Light in the Galaxy: Judith Leyster
Frima Fox Hofrichter
``So What Are You Working On?'' Categorizing The Exceptional Woman
Mary D. Sheriff
Mother Land Missed: The Becoming Landscapes of Clementina, Viscountess Hawarden, and Sally Mann
Carol Mavor
``A Sermon in Patchwork'': New Light on Harriet Powers
Gladys-Marie Fry
A Sermon in Patchwork
Lucine Finch
Two Ways of Thinking about Mary Cassatt
Anne Higonnet
Florine Stettheimer: Becoming Herself
Barbara J. Bloemink
Writing about Forgotten Women Artists: The Rediscovery of Jo Nivison Hopper
Gail Levin
Designing Woman: Writing about Eleanor Raymond
Nancy Gruskin
Elizabeth Catlett
Melanie Anne Herzog
Subjectivity, (Auto) Biography, and the ``Artist Named Pereira''
Karen A. Bearor
Codex Spero: Rethinking the Monograph as a Feminist
Amy Ingrid Schlegel
At Last! A Great Woman Artist: Writing about Carolee Schneemann's Epistolary Practice
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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