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Vision and Difference : Feminism, Femininity and Histories of Art - Griselda Pollock

Vision and Difference

Feminism, Femininity and Histories of Art

Paperback Published: 24th April 2003
ISBN: 9780415308502
Number Of Pages: 320

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The publication of "Vision and Difference" marked a milestone in the development of modern art history. Its introduction of a feminist perspective into this largely male-oriented discipline made shockwaves that are still felt forcefully today.
Drawing upon rich resources of feminist cutural analysis hitherto little applied to the visual arts, Griselda Pollock offers concrete historical analyses of key moments in the formation of modern culture to reveal the sexual politics at the heart of modernist art. Crucially, she not only provides a feminist re-reading of the work of canonical male Impressionist and Pre-Raphaelite artists including Edgar Degas and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, but also re-inserts into art history their female contemporaries - women artists such as Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt. Casting her critical eye over the contemporary art scene, Pollock discusses the work of women artists such as Mary Kelly and Yve Lomax, highlighting the problems of working in a culture where the feminine is still defined as the object of the male gaze.
Now published with a new introduction by Griselda Pollock, "Vision and Difference" remains as powerful and as essential reading as ever for all those seeking not only to understand the history of the feminine in art but also to develop new strategies for representation for the future.

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'A classic text by one of the great pioneers of feminist criticism and art history' - Linda Nochlin, New York University, USA 'A vital text for understnading the polemics of feminist art history, and its methods in practice' - Anthea Callen, University of Nottingham, UK

List of illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introduction to the Routledge Classics Editionp. xvii
Feminist interventions in the histories of art: an introductionp. 1
Vision, voice and power: feminist art histories and Marxismp. 25
Modernity and the spaces of femininityp. 70
Woman as sign in Pre-Raphaelite literature: the representation of Elizabeth Siddall (written in collaboration with Deborah Cherry)p. 128
A photo-essay: signs of femininityp. 163
Woman as sign: psychoanalytic readingsp. 166
Screening the seventies: sexuality and representation in feminist practice--a Brechtian perspectivep. 212
Notesp. 269
Bibliographyp. 301
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780415308502
ISBN-10: 041530850X
Series: Routledgeclassics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 24th April 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition

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