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Engendering an avant-garde : the unsettled landscapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism

Author: Leah Modigliani
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Rethinking art's histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Engendering an avant-garde is the first book to comprehensively examine the origins of Vancouver photo-conceptualism in its regional context between 1968 and 1990. Employing discourse analysis of texts written by and about artists, feminist critique and settler-colonial theory, the book discusses the historical transition from artists' creation of 'defeatured landscapes' between 1968-71 to their cinematographic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leah Modigliani
ISBN: 9781526101198 152610119X
OCLC Number: 1004118807
Description: x, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Jeff Wall's Picture for Women (1979) and The Destroyed Room (1978): colonizing the space of gendered discourse --
Emily Carr and the legacy of Commonwealth modernism --
Myth and the 'home culture concept' --
Establishing the theory and practice of a defeatured landscape --
1970s and the gendered spaces of the counter tradition --
Feminist theoretical and visual challenges to modernist representation --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Rethinking art's histories.
Responsibility: Leah Modigliani.

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A comprehensive examination of the origins of Vancouver photo-conceptualism. The book employs discourse analysis, feminist critique and settler-colonial theory to analyse the landscapes of Jeff Wall,  Read more...

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