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The Resource Exist otherwise : the life and works of Claude Cahun, Jennifer L. Shaw

Exist otherwise : the life and works of Claude Cahun, Jennifer L. Shaw

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Exist otherwise : the life and works of Claude Cahun
Title
Exist otherwise
Title remainder
the life and works of Claude Cahun
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer L. Shaw
Title variation
  • Life and works of Claude Cahun
  • Claude Cahun
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the turmoil of the 1920s and '30s, Claude Cahun challenged gender stereotypes with her powerful photographs, photomontages and writings: work that appears contemporary, or even ahead of our time, when viewed with twenty-first-century eyes. Cahun wrote poetry and prose for major French literary magazines, worked in avant-garde theatre, and was both comrade and critical outsider of the Surrealists. Her artful resistance tactics mocked and disrupted the Nazi occupiers of Jersey during the Second World War, putting her in mortal danger. Cahun worked collaboratively with Marcel Moore, her stepsister, lover and life partner, to create some of the most compelling photographs and photomontages of the period between the wars. This is the first work in English to tell the full story of Claude Cahun's art and life.It both recounts her life and analyses her complex writings and images, making them available to a wide audience. Shaw's account embeds Cahun's work in the exciting milieu of Paris between the wars and follows it into the dangerous territory of the Nazi-occupied Isle of Jersey. Using letters and diaries, Shaw brings Cahun's ideas and feelings to life and contributes to our understanding of photography, Surrealism and the histories of women artists and queer culture
Summary
In the turmoil of the 1920s and ’30s, Claude Cahun challenged gender stereotypes with her powerful photographs, montages, and writings, works that appear to our twenty-first-century eyes as utterly contemporary, or even from the future. She wrote poetry and prose for major French literary magazines, worked in avant-garde theater, and was both comrade of and critical outsider to the Surrealists. Exist Otherwise is the first work in English to the tell the full story of Claude Cahun’s art and life, one that celebrates and makes accessible Cahun’s remarkable vision
Storyline
Biography type
individual biography
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10578885
Cataloging source
YDX
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Shaw, Jennifer Laurie
Dewey number
779.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1894-1954
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Cahun, Claude
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True
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  • Cahun, Claude
  • Artists
  • Cahun, Claude
  • Artists
  • France
Target audience
adult
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the life and works of Claude Cahun
Label
Exist otherwise : the life and works of Claude Cahun, Jennifer L. Shaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Views and visions: Nantes, 1894-1920
  • Heroines, theatre, masquerade: the 1920s in Paris
  • To embody my own revolt: surrealism and politics in the 1930s
  • Spiritual arms instead of firearms: Cahun and Moore on the Isle of Jersey
  • Conclusion: return to the farm without a name
  • Appendix: a selection of Claude Cahun's writings
Control code
ocn987763954
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781780237282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)987763954
Label
Exist otherwise : the life and works of Claude Cahun, Jennifer L. Shaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Views and visions: Nantes, 1894-1920
  • Heroines, theatre, masquerade: the 1920s in Paris
  • To embody my own revolt: surrealism and politics in the 1930s
  • Spiritual arms instead of firearms: Cahun and Moore on the Isle of Jersey
  • Conclusion: return to the farm without a name
  • Appendix: a selection of Claude Cahun's writings
Control code
ocn987763954
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781780237282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)987763954

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