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Seeing Through the Seventies: Essays on Feminism and Art [Paperback]

Laura Cottingham
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Aug. 30 2002 9057012227 978-9057012228 1
In recent years, Laura Cottingham has emerged as one of the most visible feminist critics of the so-called post-feminist generation. Following a social-political approach to art history and criticism that accepts visual culture as part of a larger social reality, Cottingham's writings investigate central tensions currently operative in the production, distribution and evaluation of art, especially those related to cultural production by and about women.
Seeing Through the Seventies: Essays on Feminism and Art gathers together Cottingham's key essays from the 1990's. These include an appraisal of Lucy R. Lippard, the most influential feminist art critic of the1970's; a critique of the masculinist bias implicit to modernism and explicitly recuperated by commercially successful artists during the 1980s; an exhaustive analysis of the curatorial failures operative in the "Bad Girls" museum exhibitions of the early 1990s; surveys of feminist-influenced art practices during the women's liberationist period; speculations on the current possibilities and obstacles that attend efforts to recover lesbian cultural history; and an examination of the life, work and obscuration of the early twentieth-century French photographer Claude Cahun.

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Laura Cottingham teaches contemporary art and criticism in the College of Art at The Cooper Union and had held visiting appointments at Rutgers University, The School of Visual Arts, and The Royal Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen. She is also author of lesbians are so chic... and director of the art history video Not For Sale: Feminism and Art in the USA during the 1970s, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in May 1998.

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This is an outstanding book by an excellent author who knows her subject matter well. She is the pre-eminent feminist art critic in the United States and perhaps in the world. She is also an excellent writer and an ardent feminist who has utilized her profligate education at the University of Chicago to illuminate for us all the trends of contemporary art as well as historicize the femininization of modern art as yet uncatalogued. Not bad for a country girl from Kentucky.--AJ Kyriazis
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hot Younger Critic Brings New Perspective April 21 2000
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Laura Cottingham (b.1958), is an openly lesbian cultural critic who tackles vested interests including those of feminist art history. She represents a generation of younger commentators who grew up watching feminism change the world in which they lived. Seeing Through The Seventies: Essays on Feminism and Art contains nine essays on topics as varied as (heterosexual) critic Lucy Lippard, the construction of lesbian history, art exhibits like "Bad Girls" and "The Dinner Party," and the L.A. women's art movement of the 1970s. Cottingham uses her lesbian perspective as a tool with which to question assumptions. My only quarrel is that it does not have an index, a distressing omission in a book as useful as this one.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 9 2014
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Muy interesante, me ha ayudado mucho a comoreder las artistas feministas americanas . Gracias Laura Cottingham
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Review of Feminism in Contemporary Art April 1 2003
By arthur john kyriazis - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an outstanding book by an excellent author who knows her subject matter well. She is the pre-eminent feminist art critic in the United States and perhaps in the world. She is also an excellent writer and an ardent feminist who has utilized her profligate education at the University of Chicago to illuminate for us all the trends of contemporary art as well as historicize the femininization of modern art as yet uncatalogued. Not bad for a country girl from Kentucky.--AJ Kyriazis
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