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.
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Minding Dolls

An Exercise in Archetype and Ideal

Author: Lisa Pavlik-Malone

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 152752745X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 110

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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”.
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The Art Doll Chronicles

A Collaborative Journey of Discovery

Author: Catherine Moore

Publisher: Stampington & Company

ISBN: 9780971729605

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 175

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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.
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Beyond The Echoesoweto

Author: Matsemela Manaka,Geoffrey V. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134406657

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

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

Five Plays

Author: Matsemela Manaka,Geoffrey V. Davis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9789057021602

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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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.
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Khatru Symposium: Women in Science Fiction

Author: Jeanne Gomoll

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557095417

Category: Science fiction

Page: 144

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Originally published and edited by Jeffrey D. Smith in 1975, Khatru 3&4's symposium on women in science fiction was a detailed conversation among some of the most well-known authors of 70s feminist science fiction, including Suzy McKee Charnas, Samuel R. Delany, Vonda N. McIntyre, Joanna Russ, James Tiptree Jr. (before her true identity of Alice B. Sheldon was known), Kate Wilhelm, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and others, The opinions expressed by participants are still radical today. This 1993 update of the symposium includes new material by some of the original participants and commentary by others, including Pat Murphy, Karen Joy Fowler, Gwyneth Jones, and Jeanne Gomoll. Cover by Judith M Weiss, illustrations by Georgie Schnobrich.
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A Secret Woman

Author: Rose Solari

Publisher: Santa Fe Writers Project

ISBN: 0982625197

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

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Louise Terry is the quintessential, modern American woman; a successful and independent artist, sexually liberated and head strong, she’s determined to carve out a life for herself where her painting comes first and where she can avoid messy romantic entanglements. But when her estranged mother, Margaret, dies, leaving a box of documents, photos, and journals, Louise discovers in its contents a new and very different woman from the one who raised her. This Margaret was admired by Catholic priests and Wiccan priestesses alike for her spiritual gifts and was working, at the time of her death, on assembling her visions of a 12th-century cross-dressing woman mystic who not only managed to infiltrate the male bastion of Glastonbury Abbey, but who instigated the tragic fire that burned it to the ground in 1184. Determined to pursue the fragments her mother left behind, Louise travels to England where she meets a cast of characters whom she must depend on to find her way. Blurring the boundaries between past and present, between the body and the spirit, between female and male, this page-turning mystery is a sexy romp through time and space, a profound meditation on the mother-daughter connection, and an enlightening exploration of what it means to make love, to make art, and to make a life worth living.
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