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Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership

Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership

by IsabelleDeCourtivron (Author), WhitneyChadwick (Author), Whitney Chadwick (Editor), Whitney Chadwick (Author), Isabelle de Courtivron (Author)

Synopsis

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.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Published: 15 Feb 2018

ISBN 10: 0500293813
ISBN 13: 9780500293812
Book Overview: An original and revealing series of essays on couples who shared both sexual and artistic bonds

Media 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
Author Bio
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.