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Nancy Spero: The War Series 1966-1970
Nancy Spero (Illustrator)
8881584573
February 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Galvanized by the political events of the Vietnam War, Nancy Spero dedicated herself for five years to creating a group of gouache paintings on paper, entitled The War Series. In these works, Spero not only expressed her rage at the violence and oppression of the war, but also introduced many of the images and themes that would continue to find their place in her work, and anticipated the post-modern aesthetic of fracture, dissonance, and collage. This volume is the first to analyze The War Series in depth, and its publication could not, unfortunately, be more timely. Essays by Leon Golub and Robert Storr. Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.5 in./64 pgs / 34 color and 9 b & w.


Nancy Spero
Jon Bird
0714833401
June 1996
Paperback
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From Library Journal
There are a number of living artists whose reputations are solid but whose work is sadly unknown outside the art world. Fortunately, the "Contemporary Artists" series will go far to correct that. Affordable, thoroughly illustrated in color, these books provide maximum exposure for the price. Although this is enough to make the series worthy of consideration, it is important to point out what makes it unique. Each volume includes writings by the artists whenever possible. Of the two considered here, painter/printmaker Spero and photographer Wall, the latter is the more verbally prolific. In addition, a piece of literature was preselected by the artist to use as a tool for discussion. Put this together with essays by curators and critics, interviews from throughout the artist's career, and a handy chronology and you...


War and Memory
Leon Golub
0938437488
June 1995
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, French


Otherworlds
Jon Bird
1861891881
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Otherworlds accompanies a major exhibition of the work of two American artists – Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith – at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK, from 13 December 2003 to 30 March 2004. They are both prominent artists, from different generations, whose figurative art addresses issues of the feminine across history and mythology. The book explores thematic connections in their work – the female body, myth and fantasy, the “decorative” – and situates them in the context of post-War American art and social movements, as well as feminist and cultural theory.Now in her mid-seventies, Nancy Spero is a respected feminist artist whose practice has greatly influenced a younger generation. Her work on paper and her installations are an acknowledgement of the power...


Nancy Spero
Ingeborg Kahler
3933807816
Aug 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
As early as the 1960s, Nancy Spero's work was breaking ranks with the establishment. Her unique pictorial vocabulary and insistent political engagement was a far cry--and a loud cry--from the styles of abstraction that dominated the American art world at that time. She articulated and has continued to drive at themes of burning interest to her: protest against the Vietnam War, the alienation of society and violence against women, for example against Jewish woman under National Socialism and in the historical contexts of witch hunts. A Continuous Present pairs her War Series (1966-70), a cycle of anti-Vietnam War gouaches, with an overview of her work from the last decade. Between 1992 and 2001, Spero created infinite-seeming works on long horizontal and vertical bands of paper--a format borrowed from Egyptian papyrus...


Feminism and Contemporary Art: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Laughter
Jo Anna Isaak
0415080150
July 1996
Paperback
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Review
"The editors' twofold goal of tying theoretical discussions to actual works of art in clear and accessible terminology is successfully realized in Isaak's book."
The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism



Book Description
Feminism and Contemporary Art discusses the work of individual women artists within the context of the wider social, physical and political world. Jo Anna Isaak looks at the work of a diverse range of artists from the United States, the former Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and Canada. She discusses the work of such women as Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Nancy Spero, Elaine Reichek, Jeanne Silverthorne, Mary Kelly, Lorna Simpson and the Guerrilla Girls, and examines a range of work by twentieth-century Soviet women...


Feminism and Contemporary Art: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Laughter
Jo Anna Isaak
0415080142
August 1996
Hardcover
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Review
"The editors' twofold goal of tying theoretical discussions to actual works of art in clear and accessible terminology is successfully realized in Isaak's book."
The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism



Book Description
Feminism and Contemporary Art discusses the work of individual women artists within the context of the wider social, physical and political world. Jo Anna Isaak looks at the work of a diverse range of artists from the United States, the former Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and Canada. She discusses the work of such women as Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Nancy Spero, Elaine Reichek, Jeanne Silverthorne, Mary Kelly, Lorna Simpson and the Guerrilla Girls, and examines a range of work by twentieth-century Soviet women...


M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writing, Theory and Criticism
Susan Bee (Editor)
0822325667
November 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For 10 years, from the mid-'80s to the mid-'90s, artist and designer Susan Bee and Mira Schor, a painter on the faculty of the Parsons School of Design, edited a magazine they had founded, devoted to "visual pleasure with a culturally activist edge." Bee and Schor have culled 40 of the most representative essays, reviews, critical forums, interviews and "musings" for M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory, and Criticism, which takes its name from their magazine. Book artist Johanna Drucker contributes a foreword; Alison Knowles, Carolee Schneemann, Richard Tuttle, Nancy K. Miller, Rackstraw Downes, Joanna Freuh, Jerry Saltz and many others weigh in. The book makes for a fascinating snapshot of a transitional era in American art, one whose terms and preoccupations are still being reworked and...


The Art of Mary Beth Edelson
Laura Cottingham
0960465065
March 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Essays by Laura Cottingham, E. Ann Kaplan, Alissa Friedman, Paul Bloodgood, Linda Aleci. Timeline by Amy Trevelyon & Mary Beth Edelson. 8.5 x 10 in. 69 color, 243 b/w illustrations

About the Author
Mary Beth Edelson was born in East Chicago, Indiana. Her work appears in the collections of such institutions as the Guggenheim, the Walker Art Center, the National Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Her previous books include "Seven Cycles, Shape Shifters, Seven Sites," and "Firsthand". She lives in New York City.

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