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Bachelors

Bachelors - 99 edition

Bachelors - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780262611657

ISBN10: 0262611651

Bachelors by Rosalind Krauss - ISBN 9780262611657
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: MIT Press
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International: No
Bachelors by Rosalind Krauss - ISBN 9780262611657

ISBN13: 9780262611657

ISBN10: 0262611651

Edition: 99

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Summary

Since the 1970s Rosalind Krauss has been exploring the art of painters, sculptors, and photographers, examining the intersection of these artists' concerns with the major currents of postwar visual culture. These essays on nine women artists are framed by the question, born of feminism, "What evaluative criteria can be applied to women's art?" In the case of surrealism, in particular, some have claimed that surrealist women artists must either redraw the lines of their practice or participate in the movement's misogyny. Krauss resists that claim, for these "bachelors" are artists whose expressive strategies challenge the very ideals of unity and mastery identified with masculinist aesthetics. Some of this work (such as that of Louise Bourgeois or Cindy Sherman) could be said to find its power in strategies associated with such concepts as écriture feminine. Bachelors attempts to do justice to these and other artists (Claude Cahun, Dora Maar, Louise Lawler, Francesca Woodman) in the terms their works demand.