Gendering Landscape Art (Barber Institute's Critical Perspectives In Art History)

Gendering Landscape Art (Barber Institute's Critical Perspectives In Art History)

Gendering Landscape Art (Barber Institute's Critical Perspectives in Art History)

While gender has been the subject of extensive critical enquiry, the debate has focused primarily on the human, particularly the female, body. The spaces bodies occupy and the ways in which those spaces are depicted in landscape art has not, however, been subject to investigation. This book is the first sustained attempt to fill this gap in art history. Using approaches informed by cultural studies, feminism and psychoanalysis, this collection of essays charts the ways in which artists from the late eighteenth century to the present have used notions of femininity and masculinity to understand and interpret the landscape and how it is represented. The book should be of interest to students and scholars of art history, cultural and gender studies, environmental studies and geography, as well as the general reader interested in new departures in the study of landscape art.

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While gender has been the subject of extensive critical inquiry, the debate has focused primarily on the human, particularly the female, body. The spaces bodies occupy and the ways in which those spaces are depicted in landscape art has not, however, been...

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