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Erotic ambiguities : the female nude in art, Helen McDonald

Label
Erotic ambiguities : the female nude in art
Title
Erotic ambiguities
Title remainder
the female nude in art
Statement of responsibility
Helen McDonald
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Art is always ambiguous. When it involves the female body it can also be erotic. Erotic Ambiguities is a study of how contemporary women artists have reconceptualised the figure of the female nude. Helen McDonald shows how, over the past thirty years, artists have employed the idea of ambiguity to dismantle the exclusive, classical ideal enshrined in the figure of the nude, and how they have broadened the scope of the ideal to include differences of race, ethnicity, sexuality and disability as well as gender." "McDonald discusses the work of a wide range of women artists, including Barbara Kruger, Judy Chicago, Mary Duffy, Zoe Leonard, Tracey Moffatt, Pat Brassington and Sally Smart. She traces the shift in feminist art practices from the early challenge to patriarchal representations of the female nude to contemporary, 'postfeminist' practices, influenced by theories of performativity, queer theory and postcoloniality. McDonald argues that feminist efforts to develop a more positive representation of the female body need to be reconsidered, in the face of the resistant ambiguities and hybrid complexities of visual art in the late 1990s."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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McDonald, Helen
Dewey number
704.9/424
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7573
LC item number
.M39 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female nude in art
  • Feminism in art
  • Gender identity in art
  • Women artists
Label
Erotic ambiguities : the female nude in art, Helen McDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43913196
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780415170994
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00032184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Erotic ambiguities : the female nude in art, Helen McDonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43913196
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780415170994
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00032184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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