Description - Nancy Spero by Jon Bird
This text examines three decades of work by the artist, Nancy Spero. Her subject matter, the depiction of women, has ranged from the writings of Artaud to the Vietnam war. She collages and imprints her images of contemporary goddesses onto long papyrus-like friezes that scroll around walls, combining totemic figures with mythological and historical chronicles. This book also includes Spero's own writings many of which are published for the first time. The book is part of a series of studies of important artists of the late-20th century. Each title offers a comprehensive survey of the artist's work, providing analyses and multiple perspectives on contemporary art and its inspiration.
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(290mm x 250mm x 18mm)
Phaidon Press Ltd
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Author Biography - Jon Bird
Jon Bird is Professor of Art and Critical Theory at Middlesex University and a tutor in the Theory Department at the Jan van Eyck Acadamie, Maastricht.Jo Anna Isaak is the author of The Ruin of Representation in Modern Art and Texts (1986) and Feminism & Contemporary Art: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Laughter (1996), as well as numerous articles on contemporary art, feminism and critical theory.Sylvere Lotringer is professor of French literature and philosophy at Columbia University and General Editor of Semiotext(e). He frequently lectures on art, and his publications include Antonin Artaud (1989).