Femininity and Masculinity in Eighteenth-century Art and Culture (Edited by Gill Perry & Michael Rossington)

Femininity and Masculinity in Eighteenth-century Art and Culture (Edited by Gill Perry & Michael Rossington) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Art section. priced at just £6.00!

Manchester & New York: Manchester University Press, 1994, Paperback.

Contains: Black & white photographs;

>From the cover: Focusing on the visual arts and written texts this fascinating book explores the nature of femininity and masculinity in eighteenth-century Britain and France. The activities and collective conditions of women as producers of art and culture are investigated, together with an analysis of representation and the ways in which it might be gendered. This book, with its accessible presentation of new research, makes an important contribution to debates on representation, constructions of sexuality, and women as producers.

Topics covered include: the artist Angelica Kauffman; constructions of femininity and masculinity in contemporary travel writing; feminine portraiture in the work of Joshua Reynolds; the writer and poet Lady Mary Wortley Montagu; feminine spaces in the architecture of Robert Adam; and the cult of masculinity in the studio of David.

This book will be essential reading for students and lecturers of art history; womens studies; and cultural history.

Very Good. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.

[VIII] 262 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¾”.

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