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 flow of the book is wondrous, as Pollock builds each differenicng idea onto the next, rounded out with rigorous research. Should we simply reject the all-male succession of ‘great artists’ in favour of an all-woman litany of artistic heroines?

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Browse related items Start at call number: Feminist Desire and the Writing of Art’s Histories. 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.

An Anthology Hilary Robinson No preview available – In Differencing the CanonGriselda Pollock examines the tenacity of the canon’s appeal, and lollock 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 polkock, 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.

Changing Patterns in a Global Context Susanne. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Physical description xviii, p. F45 P63 Unknown. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. On the thr other. Pollock avoids both an unnuanced critique of masculine canons and an unquestioning celebration of women artists. Pollock asks both how women read and what might be different about art made by a woman.


Book Reviews Foreword Reviews Art. Describe the connection issue. Or should we displace present gender demarcations and allow the ambiguities and complexities of desire to shape our readings of art? 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: This article is not an endorsement, but a review.

Differencing the Canon Feminist Desire and the Writing of Art’s Histories

Imprint London ; New York: 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. Psychology Press- Social Science – pages.

For more control over what you subscribe to, head on over to our subscription page. Differencing the Canon moves between feminist re-readings of modern masters – Van Gogh, Grisselda and Manet – and the canonical artists of feminist art history Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt.

Skip to search Skip to main content. Pattanaik Snippet view – Pollock unpacks the representation of culturally resonant female figures in a range of texts, from Manets depiction of the model Jeanne Duval in his painting Olympia, to Charlotte Brontes Lucy Snowe, artists representations of Cleopatra and Angela Carters Black Venus. Nielsen Diffsrencing Data Is the canon of art history a sacred collection of the best paintings 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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What difference can a feminist approach to grixelda history make? Perception is invariably skewed by the circumstances in which one operates, but it can also be a valuable tool for reinterpreting art and culture of another age. My library Help Advanced Book Search. On the jouissance of the other. Publication date ISBN hbk. On the exhibition with the other. Selected pages Title Page. She draws on psychoanalysis and deconstruction to explore questions of sexuality and cultural difference, and although she asks more questions than she answers, the questions themselves are searingly insightful and important.

Grriselda this book, art historian Griselda Pollock makes a compelling intervention into a debate at the very centre of feminist art history: Nielsen Book Data Account Options Sign in.

No fee was paid by the author for this review. She draws on psychoanalysis 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 artist who is ‘a woman’. The author of this book provided free copies of the book to have their book reviewed by a professional reviewer.

Other editions – View all Differencing the Canon: References to this book Feminism-Art-Theory: 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.

Foreword Reviews only recommends books that we love. Lubaina Himid and the making of new narratives. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p.

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