Nancy Spero, Encounters (Hardcover)

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Joanna S. Walker is an independent scholar and curator, based in London and Oxford, UK. She works on international modern and contemporary art.
An original and valuable intervention in the fast-growing field of feminist and new art histories, Nancy Spero, Encounters offers a sophisticated interpretation of the work of a highly original and under-represented woman artist. The study proposes a new model of comparatism within the field of visual studies, mirroring and complementing Spero's dialogic manner of working. Basing her analyses on extensive research and multiple face-to-face interviews with the artist, Joanna Walker examines how a selection of the artists and art forms Spero cited offer significant points of comparison with her work. Walker presents Spero's encounters with the art of Ana Mendieta; with the poetry of the American poet H.D.; with the dance of Isadora Duncan; and, turning the lens back on Spero as subject, with the portraits of the artist by Abe Frajndlich. Also included are transcripts of Walker's interviews with the artist, and a listing of the books contained in Spero's personal library which informed her practice. Not only does this book cast well-deserved light on an artist who spent most of her career on the margins of the mainstream a€“ it reverses genealogies and revises the traditional remit of the art historical monograph through both its structure and content.

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ISBN 9781409420439
Genre ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
Format Hardcover
Pages 249
Publisher Date 2012-07-30 00:00:00.0
Publisher Ashgate Pub Co
Copyright Year 2011
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.6 lb
Language English
Audience College/higher education
Authors Walker, Joanna S.
Country of Origin United States
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