Play with Me

Dolls, Women and Art

Author: Grace Banks

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786270825

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Artists are increasingly using doll-like human effigies to explore politics and gender in contemporary culture, ranging from radical statement to sophisticated critique. Play with Me showcases this appeal of animating the inanimate as well as the multifarious and fascinating ideas that dolls bring to life—from the way female forms have been objectified to the way dolls generate ethical and political debate to the way they represent the self. Unlike sculptures, dolls offer a living and open construct of the human figure. And artists are reacting to this human form in a manner that's never been seen before, constituting an exciting new direction in contemporary art.

Minding Dolls

An Exercise in Archetype and Ideal

Author: Lisa Pavlik-Malone

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 152752745X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 110

View: 1129


This book explores the symbolic relationship between the self and the object. Specifically, in terms of “my objectified being”, in which the original physical nature of the “thing” includes its being alive, but loses this phenomenological quality in a sense as one’s “own” personal meaning comes to imbue it. Here, the “thing” is a living, breathing human being that becomes an intimate manifestation of one’s own imagined experience of the “doll”. Integral to the morphing or shaping of this essentially private experience may be certain cognitively universal substrates such as archetypal patterns, as well as idealistic tendencies of that which is desired. Both of these may contribute to the shaping of one’s subjective experience of the “doll”. This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers concerned with how cognition (including psychology and the brain, psychology and literature, psychology and art, and philosophy of mind) might relate specifically to understanding the subjective experience of the “doll”.

Isa Genzken

Author: Letizia Ragaglia

Publisher: Mousse Publishing

ISBN: 9788896501191

Category: Art

Page: 124

View: 2144


Die Publikation ist eine übergreifende Darstellung der wichtigsten Werke der letzten drei Jahrzehnte. Die Werke erscheinen nicht in chronologischer Reihenfolge, sondern gehen den unterschiedlichen Formuntersuchungen der Künstlerin nach, mit denen sie sich ausdrückt und mit ihrer Zeit auseinandersetzt. Lose in den Bilderfluss eingefügt sind zehn Hommagen von Künstlerkollegen an Isa Genzken: Monica Bonvicini, Simon Denny, Liam Gillick, Jutta Koether, Mark Leckey, Nick Mauss, Elizabeth Peyton, Lawrence Weiner und Cerith Wyn Evans haben eigens Texte oder Bilder zu Werk und Person der Künstlerin beigesteuert. MUSEION / Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Bozen / Bolzano, 10.09.2010 - 16.01.2011.

The Art Doll Chronicles

A Collaborative Journey of Discovery

Author: Catherine Moore

Publisher: Stampington & Company

ISBN: 9780971729605

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 175

View: 5529


This celebration of nine art dolls and the artists who made them offers a colourful look at an unusual project that spanned 19 months and took the dolls on a journey all over the United States. Each doll is a one-of-a-kind work of art, made by women who contributed something to each work-in-progress and offered unique perspectives on womanhood and images of dolls. Professional doll-makers as well as a quilt maker, a metalsmith, a woodcarver, and a sculptor created dolls that evolved into vivid characters as they travelled from artist to artist with handmade journals that served as a combination diary, travel log, and artist's canvas. From Joe the Wandering '60s Beatnik to a made-over Madeline sure to be kicked out of her French boarding school for her outrageous attire, each doll is accompanied by photographs, excerpts from the journals, and essays by the artists about the joys, challenges, and frustrations of working on the project.

Beyond The Echoesoweto

Author: Matsemela Manaka,Geoffrey V. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134406657

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

View: 744


First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Beyond the Echoes of Soweto

Five Plays

Author: Matsemela Manaka,Geoffrey V. Davis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9789057021602

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 7872


Vasili Toporkov was one of the rare outsiders ever to be invited to join the Moscow Art Theatre. Although already an experienced and accomplished artist, he was forced to retrain as an actor under Stanislavski's rigorous guidance. This is Toporkov's account of this learning process, offering an insight into Stanislavski's legendary "system" and his method of rehearsal that became known as the method of physical action. Spanning ten years - from 1928 to 1938 - Toporkov charts the last crucial years of Stanislavski's work as a director. Toporkov reveals Stanislavski as a multi-faceted personality - funny, furious, kind, ruthless, encouraging, exacting - waging war against clichés and quick answers, inspiring his actors and driving to despair in his pursuit of artistic perfection. Jean Benedetti's new translation of Toporkov's invaluable record restores to us the vitality and insight of Stanislavski's mature thoughts on acting.

Women, Art, and Technology

Author: Roger F. Malina,Sean Cubitt

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262134248

Category: Art

Page: 541

View: 867


A sourcebook to the intersection between art and technology identifies the major female players in this movement, featuring a series of essays exploring the line between these two fields written by artists and promoters who are well respected in their fields. (Fine Arts)

Women in Science

Antiquity Through the Nineteenth Century : a Biographical Dictionary with Annotated Bibliography

Author: Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262650380

Category: Science

Page: 254

View: 2355


"Was Marie Curie the only woman in science?" This question, asked by a college student trying to write an essay on women in science, planted a seed that grew over a decade of research into this informative and accessible biographical dictionary and bibliography. At the heart of this biographical dictionary are profiles of 186 women whose work is representative of the participation of women in the science of their time and culture. Despite the increasing attention devoted to women's history in recent years, our knowledge of many of these women is still meager, and the book will serve as much as a guide to future research as a resource for historians, librarians, students, and the general public. The book opens with a substantial essay relating the general state of science and philosophical ideas about the role of women in society to the actual participation of women in science over the past two and a half millennia. The classified, annotated bibliography that completes the book can be used as a general research tool as well as a source of information about the particular women whose lives are sketched in this work. The entries provide basic information on their subjects, are referenced to primary sources and other materials in the bibliography, and share an easily flowing narrative style. Beyond that, the length, approach, and focus of the entries have been allowed to vary within an appropriate range to suit the particular women whose lives they recount and whose achievements they evaluate.