Title: Art and Queer Culture
Publisher: Phaidon Verlag Gmbh Apr 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Book Condition: Neu
Neuware - . Comprehensive survey covering 125 years of art that has constructed, contested or otherwise responded to alternative forms of sexuality . Includes a clear and authoritative survey essay, full-colour plates of over 250 works accompanied by explanatory captions, and a definitive collection of over 80 key historical documents, including statements by the artists, exhibition reviews, personal manifestos, sociological essays and critical writings . Traces the rich visual legacy of art's relationship to queer culture, from the emergence of homosexuality as an identity in the late nineteenth century to the pioneering 'genderqueers' of the early twenty-first . Features widely admired artists such as Francis Bacon, Catherine Opie and Felix Gonzalez-Torres, as well as lesser known but important artists like Alvin Baltrop, Harmony Hammond and Lukas Duwenhogger 424 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780714849355
Synopsis: Art and Queer Culture is a comprehensive and definitive survey of artworks that have constructed, contested or otherwise responded to alternative forms of sexuality. Not a book exclusively about artists who identify themselves as gay or lesbian, Art and Queer Culture instead traces the shifting possibilities and constraints of sexual identity that have provided visual artists with a rich creative resource over the last 125 years.
In this first book to be published on criticism and theory regarding queer culture, Phaidon has certainly set the bar high ... a significant resource
brilliant ... a gorgeous coffee table book that showcases queer culture from nightclubs to high art ... ambitious and timely
[an] expertly researched combined reader and artist directory
big, queer, complex and sumptuously done-up ... over 500 beautiful illustrations [...] ranging from anonymous pornographic photos to some of the greatest paintings done by humans in the last 125 years ... a heady and thoroughly pleasing mix up of low and high culture ... [a] landmark tome ... sagely curated
Dazed & Confused
serious and sleek ? ambitious and laudable ? the book?s impressive archival reach means the international curaterati will be leafing through its pages for years to come. ? an exhibition in book form: a potentially groundbreaking, long overdue exhibition that is it is impossible to imagine a large-scale international institution having the courage or, perhaps more accurately, the corporate support to stage. ? an impressive archive of reprinted documents. ? a significant collection of texts linked to key historical moments ? Meyer and Lord have produced a magnificent book.Art Monthly
. . .a comprehensive historical overview of Queer Art. . .chock full of photos, drawings, posters, texts, and more, documenting the rise of queer artistic voices in modern society.LA Weekly
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