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Play With Me: Dolls * Women * Art
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Grace Banks
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Play With Me: Dolls * Women * Art

Grace Banks


9781786270825

Laurence King Publishing


Art & design styles: from c 1960;
Non-graphic art forms


Paperback

208 pages

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The last 15 years have seen artists increasingly using doll-like human effigies to explore politics and gender in contemporary culture, ranging from radical statement to sophisticated critique. This book explores the appeal of animating the inanimate, with five chapters that survey the multifarious and fascinating ideas that dolls bring to life. From the way male and female forms have been objectified to the way dolls generate ethical and political debate to the way they represent the self. Unlike sculptures, dolls offer a living and open construct of the human figure. And artists are reacting to this human form in a manner that's never been seen before, constituting an exciting new direction in contemporary art.

By:   Grace Banks
Imprint:   Laurence King Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 218mm, 
Weight:   970g
ISBN:   9781786270825
ISBN 10:   178627082X
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   August 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Grace Banks is a writer and editor on the many facets of popular culture. She is particularly interested in issues affecting women and the intersection between politics, women, and culture. Among the magazines and newspapers to which she contributes are Time Out, Interview Magazine, New York Times, The Guardian, Vice News and InStyle.

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