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Riassunto: Book by STETTHEIMER, Florine
From Library Journal:
Fortunately, these excellent volumes appear within a short time of each other, coinciding with a major retrospective of Stettheimer's (1871-1944) work at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. They make widely available the comprehensive monographic and analytical treatment necessary to understand this little known but major visionary painter. Bloemink's study originates from doctoral research. Academically thoroughgoing, it is, nonetheless, especially well-written. Bloemink clearly displays her admiration and insight, defining the paintings as narrative, psuedo- or neoprimitive, jazzy but sophisticated, and childlike. There is commentary on saturated colors, diaphanous "cellophane" effects?imitating Florine's bedroom and studio decor?gilded and raised painted objects, etc. Duchamp's term multiplication virtuelle and Carl Van Vechten's importance to the artist are discussed. Paragraphs of less critical exegesis are found in lengthy end notes. It suffers a little from a lack of a bibliography, and, though the colorplates are abundant, much of the witty detail is lost due to the large scale of the paintings. The Whitney catalog is also fascinating, but with smaller reproductions. Sussman posits the impact of gender issues, asserting that Stettheimer's "artificiality, stylization, eccentric elegance, and sexual ambiguities" offered "an American female version of camp and dandyism that appealed to many gay admirers." Bloemink writes here on the artist's sense of temporality, indeterminate space, and adds that "the voyage of life and love is made up of isolated episodes, arranged in our memory like miniature versions of a Mozart or Rossini opera." The book concludes with Nochlin's 1980 seminal essay "Florine Stettheimer: Rococo Subversive." Highest recommendation for both volumes.?Mary Hamel-Schwulst, Towson State Univ., Md.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Condizione libro: Used
Descrizione libro Whitney Museum of American Art (with Abrams.), New York, 1995. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First Thus. 32pp of colour plates, color and b/w ills, chronology, biliography, works in the exhibition. Light card cover in glassine dust-jacket which has taped repairs at the centre of the front cover over the spine to the rear cover. The exhibition ran from July 13 to November 5, 1995. The book includes essays Florine Stettheimer: A 1990s perspective by Elisabeth Sussman; Visualizing Sight: Florine Stettheimer and temporal modernism, by Barbara J Bloemink; and Florine Stettheimer: Rococo subversive, by Linda Nochlin Size: 4to. Codice libro della libreria 015894