In this major book, Griselda Pollock engages boldly in the culture wars over `what is the canon?` and `what difference can feminism make?. In this book, art historian Griselda Pollock makes a compelling intervention into a debate at the very centre of feminist art history: should the traditional canon of. Buy Differencing the Canon: Feminism and the Writing of Arts Histories (Re Visions: Critical Studies in the History & Theory of Art) 1 by Griselda Pollock ( ISBN.

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The question of the traditional, patriarchal canon, of whether it should be rejected, replaced or reformed, is a debate at the centre of feminist art history. Selected pages Title Page. An Anthology Hilary Robinson No preview available – Perception is invariably skewed by the circumstances in which one operates, but it diifferencing also be a valuable tool for reinterpreting art and culture of another age.

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Differencing the Canon

What difference can a feminist approach to art history make? Subject Feminism and art. Other editions – View all Differencing the Canon: On the grise,da other. Nielsen Book Data Account Options Sign in. In Differencing the CanonGriselda Pollock examines the tenacity of the canon’s appeal, and griaelda both the fantasies and desires served by traditional heroic narratives in art history, and those which drive feminist criticism to oppose them Using experimental formats and different voices, Differencing the Canon goes beyond the academic canon to get closer to the grain of the feminist voice, using difference as a dynamic force to open up the possibilities for reading complex visual art.


Describe the connection issue. Publication date ISBN hbk. Pollock unpacks the representation of culturally resonant female figures in a range of texts, from Manets depiction of the model Jeanne Duval griseldq his painting Olympia, to Charlotte Brontes Lucy Snowe, artists representations of Cleopatra and Angela Carters Black Venus.

Pattanaik Snippet view – SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. On the mortality of the other. In this book, art historian Griselda Pollock makes a compelling intervention into a debate at the very centre of feminist art history: Skip to search Skip to main content.

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Or should we displace present gender demarcations and allow the ambiguities and complexities of desire to shape our readings of art? Should we simply reject the all-male succession of ‘great artists’ polloci favour of an all-woman litany of artistic heroines? Lubaina Himid and the making of new narratives. Publisher’s Summary In this major new book, renowned art historian Griselda Pollock makes a compelling intervention into a debate at the very centre of feminist art history: Differencing the Canon moves between feminist re-readings of the canonical modern vanon – Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Manet – and the ‘canonical’ artists of feminist art history, Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt.

Foreword Reviews only recommends books that we love. Try again or cancel this request. What ‘difference’ can feminist ‘interventions in art’s histories’ make? Nielsen Book Data Is the canon of art history a sacred collection of the best te by the greatest masters, or a construct turning its contents into products of mastery, and defining culture and creativity as essentially European and masculine?

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Contents feminisms encounter with the canon. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Changing Patterns in a Global Context Susanne. Physical description xviii, p. F45 P63 Unknown.


Pollock, Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, draws on her formidable background as an art historian to add a new element to the debate over feminist readings of art. My library Help Advanced Book Search. She draws on canno and deconstruction to examine the project of reading for ‘inscriptions in the feminine’, and asks what the signs of difference might be in art made by an pol,ock who is ‘a woman’.

Pollock refrains from making suggestions as to the direction education should take, and instead focuses on the debate itself, and what it tells one about the differences between women, and their ways of interpreting art.

Book Reviews Foreword Reviews Art. Psychology Press- Social Science – pages. She argues that it is not enough simply to read as a woman; we must also acknowledge the differences between women shaped by racist and colonial hierarchies.

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Differencing the Canon moves between feminist re-readings of modern masters – Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Manet – and the canonical artists of feminist art rgiselda Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt.

The author of this book provided free copies of the book to have their book reviewed by a professional reviewer. References to this book Feminism-Art-Theory: Imprint London ; New York: Browse related items Start at call number: