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The Resource Women in the picture : what culture does with female bodies, Catherine McCormack

Women in the picture : what culture does with female bodies, Catherine McCormack

Label
Women in the picture : what culture does with female bodies
Title
Women in the picture
Title remainder
what culture does with female bodies
Statement of responsibility
Catherine McCormack
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Art historian Catherine McCormack challenges how culture teaches us to see and value women, their bodies, and their lives. Cultural archetypes have long been used to subjugate women, binding them within the restrictive roles of Venus, bride, wife, mother, and monster. These portrayals echo throughout the paintings and sculptures of western art--Titian, Botticelli, and Giambologna--and more contemporaneously in fashion photographs, ads, and across social media. By society empowering men to represent women, women imbibe a distorted vision of themselves and their bodies, coming up against notions of impossible beauty, idealized passivity and violence, and horrifying Medusas. In this impassioned work, art historian Catherine McCormack evaluates the production and display of portrayals of women, exposing the underlying meanings, whether overt or symbolic. She counters them by turning to women artists like Berthe Morisot, Beyoncé, Suzanne Lacy, and Faith Ringgold. These women have been overturning confining depictions of identity, sexuality, race, and power to explore the breadth and multiplicity of women's visions of their own lives"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCormack, Catherine
Dewey number
704.9/424
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7630
LC item number
.M39 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in art
  • Sex role in art
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Art and society
Target audience
adult
Label
Women in the picture : what culture does with female bodies, Catherine McCormack
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Venus -- Mothers -- Maidens and sead damsels -- Monstrous women
  • Venus -- Mothers -- Maidens and dead damsels -- Monstrous women
Control code
on1233267347
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
v, 231 pages
Isbn
9780393542080
Lccn
2021029604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1233267347
Label
Women in the picture : what culture does with female bodies, Catherine McCormack
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Venus -- Mothers -- Maidens and sead damsels -- Monstrous women
  • Venus -- Mothers -- Maidens and dead damsels -- Monstrous women
Control code
on1233267347
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
v, 231 pages
Isbn
9780393542080
Lccn
2021029604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1233267347

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