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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, Vane ...more
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Published April 17th 2018 by Thames & Hudson
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Compared to other books I've been reading lately, it's fair to say that this was hard work, but that's only because I've had a spate of trashy easy reads. It's a fascinating collection of essays about writing and artistic couples - unfortunately, all 20th century, and with some glaring omissions - but there were a few I hadn't heard of or knew little about.

I think you'd need to be interested in art or literary criticism to really appreciate this book. In terms of social history or biography you
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Whitney Chadwick is a professor emerita at San Francisco State University. She has published on issues of gender and sexuality in surrealism, modernism, and contemporary art. Her book Women, Art, and Society (Thames and Hudson, 1990; fifth revised and updated edition, 2011) explores the history of women’s contributions to visual culture from the Middle Ages to the 21st century through an examinati ...more