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    Mary Kelly (Paperback) By (author) Margaret Iverson, By (author) Douglas Crimp, By (author) Homi K. Bhabha, By (author) Mary Kelly, By (author) Julia Kristeva, By (author) Lynne Tillman

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    DescriptionAmong the most influential feminist artists working today, Mary Kelly (b.1941) first came to prominence as a Conceptual artist in 1976 with the controversial Post Partum Document series, notorious for incorporating her baby's dirty nappies. She creates large series of indexical works - drawings, images, text panels, photographs - which combine investigations into the diverse relations between psychoanalysis, feminism and art. Kelly often deploys prevailing literary or scientific genres, ranging from romantic fiction to psychoanalytical and medical diagnoses that define women as 'other'. She subtly yet insistently turns them on their head with her own richly textured narratives and images. While phases in her work have been represented in catalogues, Kelly's complete oeuvre has never been published before in its entirety. In the Survey, art historian Margaret Iverson explores Kelly's substantial oeuvre using three classical yet contentious Freudian themes: fetishism, hysteria and paranoia. Author of On the Museum's Ruins and numerous articles on AIDS, Douglas Crimp talks with the artist about her work within a broader critical context. Homi K. Bhabha, author of Locations of Culture, focuses on Gloria Patri, a work revolving around masculinity and the Gulf War. Mary Kelly has chosen writings by the philosopher and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva and the novelist Lynne Tillman. Kelly's theoretical writings have been central to postmodern discourse. In addition to key texts, this book includes interviews and examples of her fiction from Interim.

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    Mary Kelly
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Margaret Iverson, By (author) Douglas Crimp, By (author) Homi K. Bhabha, By (author) Mary Kelly, By (author) Julia Kristeva, By (author) Lynne Tillman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 258 mm
    Height: 292 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 1,040 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714836614
    ISBN 10: 0714836613

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: ART
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    BIC subject category V2: JFFK
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JMAF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25800
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART015020
    DC21: 709.2
    BISAC V2.8: ART023000
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ4
    B&T Approval Code: A02304048
    DC22: 709.2
    BISAC V2.8: ART015100
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ5
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, JBSF11, JMAF
    Illustrations note
    100 colour plates & 30 b&w halftones
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Publication date
    23 October 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Margaret Iverson is Professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex. Based in London, she is the author of a book on the art historian Alois Riegl and of numerous articles on issues such as postmodernism and the feminine. Douglas Crimp is Professor of Art History the University of Rochester and the author of On the Museum's Ruins (1993). He has also lectured and published widely on the subject of AIDS. Homi K. Bhabha is Professor of English and American Literature and chair of the Program in History and Literature at Harvard University. He is the author of The Location of Culture (1994), a regular contributor to Artforum, and a member of the editorial board of Critical Inquiry and October.
    Review quote
    'Crucial rememberings of a past that, far from being riddled with nostalgia, allow for an understanding of the diverse possibilities of feminist art in the present.' (Art Monthly) 'The boldest, best executed, and most far-reaching publishing project devoted to contemporary art. These books will revolutionize the way contemporary art is presented and written about.' (Artforum) 'The combination of intelligent analysis, personal insight, useful facts and plentiful pictures is a superb format invaluable for specialists but also interesting for casual readers, it makes these books a must for the library of anyone who cares about contemporary art.' (Time Out) 'A unique series of informative monographs on individual artists.' (The Sunday Times) 'Gives the reader the impression of a personal encounter with the artists. Apart from the writing which is lucid and illuminating, it is undoubtedly the wealth of lavish illustrations which makes looking at these books a satisfying entertainment.' (The Art Book)
    Table of contents
    Douglas Crimp talks with the artist about her work within a broad critical context; Margaret Iverson explores Kelly's oeuvre using three classical yet contentious Freudian themes - fetishism, hysteria and paranoia; Homi K. Bhabha focuses on "Gloria Patri", a work revolving around the Gulf War; the artist's choice extracted from Julia Kristeva relates to psychoanalyses and female subjectivity - a short story by Lynne Tillman's provides a narrative counterpoint; the artist's writing section contains not only Kelly's theoretical writings that have been central to postmodern discourse, but also previously unpublished works of fiction.