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Art and the Home


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Acknowledgements Illustrations List Introduction Chapter 1 Enclosure Inside/Outside The Home and Self Minimalism and Phenomenology Enclosure, Myths and Phenomenology Homes, Transitional Spaces Wallpaper Michael Landy, Semi-detached Chapter 2 Doors and Windows Boundaries Post-war Breaks in the Wall - The Creative Everyday Doors and Windows - Formal Matters Doors - Document and Memory Windows and Doors - The Poetic Everyday Windows - Sight Denied Chapter 3 Female Space Background Women and Confinement Women Artists and Their Experiences Womanhouse Womanhouse - Decorative Techniques and Critical Debates Womanhouse - Female Roles After Womanhouse Chapter 4 Alienation Dada, Surrealism and Freud Domestic Objects Louise Bourgeois - Home and Memory Mona Hatoum - Exile and the Contemporary Uncanny Gregor Schneider - Unhomely Spaces Chapter 5 The Unmade House The Organic Home and the Ruin Establishment Power Art Outside the System Gordon Matta-Clark - Splitting Rachel Whiteread - the Personal and Political Steffi Klenz - Nummianus Chapter 6 Withdrawal Ilya Kabakov - Fantasy Spaces Childhood Dreams Adult Withdrawal - The Bed Shock Chapter 7 Objects, Sentiment and Memory Objects and Identity The Commonplace Display Vessels Perceived Value Notes Bibiography Index - yet to be done

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About the Author

Imogen Racz is Senior Lecturer at Coventry University. Her publications include Contemporary Crafts, (2009), as well as many articles related to sculpture and object-based art.

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