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Significant Others By Whitney Chadwick

Significant Others by Whitney Chadwick

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Summary

An original and revealing series of essays on couples who shared both sexual and artistic bonds.

Significant Others Summary

Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership by Whitney Chadwick

Biographies of artists and writers have traditionally presented an individual's lone struggle for self-expression. In this book, critics and historians challenge these assumptions in a series of essays that focus on artist and writer couples who have shared sexual and artistic bonds. Featuring duos such as Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, and Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, this book combines biography with evaluation of each partner's work in the context of the relationship.

Significant Others Reviews

'An important book' - Guardian
'Many surprises and much to celebrate ... a mine of fresh information' - Times Literary Supplement
'Compelling stories ... intelligent biography and close critical readings' - New Statesman
'Reveals the pressures of societal assumptions, whilst revealing the limitations such constructions place on male and female creativity' - Aesthetica
'The intimacy of creativity is revealed to pave the way for extraordinary partnerships and eternal bonds ... this original series of essays explores how a shared passion for the arts can make sparks fly' - Red
'Sublime' - Damian Barr's Literary Salon
'Reveals the pressures of societal assumptions, whilst revealing the limitations such constructions place on male and female creativity' - Aesthetica

About Whitney Chadwick

Whitney Chadwick is Professor Emerita at San Francisco State University. Among her other books are Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement, Women, Art and Society and Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership. Isabelle de Courtivron is Professor of French Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

Camille Claudel & Auguste Rodin * Sonia & Robert Delaunay * Clara & Andre Malraux * Vanessa Bell & Duncan Grant * Virginia Woolf & Vita-Sackville West * Leonora Carrington & Max Ernst * Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera * Kay Sage & Yves Tanguy * Anais Nin & Henry Miller * Lillian Hellman & Dashiell Hammett * Jasper Johns & Robert Rauschenberg * Simone & Andre Schwarz-Bart * Lee Krasner & Jackson Pollock

Additional information

GOR010843735
9780500293812
0500293813
Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership by Whitney Chadwick
Used - Like New
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2018-02-01
256
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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