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Painting gender, constructing theory : the Alfred Stieglitz Circle and American formalist aesthetics

Author: Marcia Brennan
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Painting Gender, Constructing Theory, Marcia Brennan examines how Stieglitz and the critics drew on early twentieth-century discourses on sex and the psyche, particularly the theories of Sigmund Freud and Havelock Ellis, to characterize the artworks of the Stieglitz circle. Critics routinely described the often highly abstracted paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, and Charles
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Named Person: Alfred Stieglitz; Alfred Stieglitz; Alfred Stieglitz; Alfred Stieglitz; Alfred Stieglitz; Alfred Stieglitz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia Brennan
ISBN: 0262024888 9780262024884 0262523361 9780262523363
OCLC Number: 45002145
Description: 377 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Puritan repression and the Whitmanic ideal: the Stieglitz Circle and debates in American high culture, 1916-1929 --
Faith, love and the broken camera: Alfred Stieglitz and New York Dada --
Alfred Stieglitz and his critics: an aesthetics of intimacy --
Arthur Dove and Georgia O'Keeffe: corporeal transparency and strategies of inclusion --
John Marin: framed landscapes and embodied visions --
Marsden Hartley and Charles Demuth: the edges of the circle --
Modernism's masculine subjects: Alfred Stieglitz versus Thomas Hart Benton --
The contest for "the greatest American painter of the twentieth century": Alfred Stieglitz and Clement Greenberg.
Responsibility: Marcia Brennan.
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How critical conceptions of gender and sexuality helped to advance the artistic careers of the Alfred Stieglitz Circle and influenced American formalist aesthetics.  Read more...

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"Brennan's book clearly contributes to both gender studies and the field of American modernism." Margaret Sundell Bookforum

 
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