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- Main Title Art Criticism and the Gendering of Lee Bontecou's Art, ca. 1959 - 1964
Author: Estrada-Berg, VictoriaCreator Type: Personal
Chair: Way, JenniferContributor Type: PersonalContributor Info: Major Professor
Committee Member: Colpitt, FrancesContributor Type: Personal
Committee Member: Mayer, MelindaContributor Type: Personal
Name: University of North TexasPlace of Publication: Denton, Texas
- Creation: 2005-12
- Digitized: 2008-02-12
- Content Description: This thesis identifies and analyzes gendering in the art writing devoted to Lee Bontecou's metal and canvas sculptures made from the 1959 - 1964. Through a careful reading of reviews and articles written about Bontecou's constructions, this thesis reconstructs the context of the art world in the United States at mid-century and investigates how cultural expectations regarding gender directed the reception of Bontecou's art, beginning in 1959 and continuing through mid-1960s. Incorporating a description of the contemporaneous cultural context with description of the constructions and an analysis of examples of primary writing, the thesis chronologically follows the evolution of a tendency in art writing to associate gender-specific motivation and interpretation to one recurring feature of Bontecou's works.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Bontecou, Lee, 1931- -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Gender identity in art.
- Keyword: Lee Bontecou
- Keyword: art writing
- Keyword: criticism
- Keyword: sculpture
- Keyword: modernism
Name: UNT Theses and DissertationsCode: UNTETD
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- Rights Access: unt_strict
- Rights License: copyright
- Rights Holder: Estrada-Berg, Victoria
- Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
- Thesis or Dissertation
- OCLC: 68903222
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5587
- Degree Name: Master of Arts
- Degree Level: Master's
- Degree Discipline: Art History
- Academic Department: School of Visual Arts
- Degree Grantor: University of North Texas