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The Resource One foot on the Rockies : women and creativity in the modern American West, Joan M. Jensen

One foot on the Rockies : women and creativity in the modern American West, Joan M. Jensen

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One foot on the Rockies : women and creativity in the modern American West
Title
One foot on the Rockies
Title remainder
women and creativity in the modern American West
Statement of responsibility
Joan M. Jensen
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This stimulating book examines the experience of women artists in the American West. The women studied here range from Joseppa Dick, Pomo basketmaker, to Georgia O'Keefe; from dancer Isadora Duncan to African-American writer Ntozake Shange and dozens of other women who have lived in a fertile crescent that Jensen calls the Pacific Southwest. By recovering the work of so many writers, painters, photographers, and craftswomen, Jensen expands the history of women in the West. She also explores the cultural climate necessary to support creative work and considers questions of tradition and memory, examining the forms available to writers from several cultures: Buffalo Bird Woman, Christine Quintasket, Ruth Benedict, Sui Sin Far, and Agnes Smedley. Finally she engages the theories of history and creativity that determine what society chooses to remember and preserve -- Book jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
700/.82
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX180.F4
LC item number
J46 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Calvin P. Horn lectures in western history and culture
Label
One foot on the Rockies : women and creativity in the modern American West, Joan M. Jensen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-169) and index
Contents
Out there, out West: creation stories -- An energy of their own: the artists -- Naming a price, finding a space: the marketplace -- The hungry eye: audiences -- With these words: silences/voices -- From the borderlands: creating a memory
Control code
30702567
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 178 pages
Isbn
9780826315960
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
94018695
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1997.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Item laid in: 1 copied newspaper article. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
One foot on the Rockies : women and creativity in the modern American West, Joan M. Jensen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-169) and index
Contents
Out there, out West: creation stories -- An energy of their own: the artists -- Naming a price, finding a space: the marketplace -- The hungry eye: audiences -- With these words: silences/voices -- From the borderlands: creating a memory
Control code
30702567
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 178 pages
Isbn
9780826315960
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
94018695
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1997.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Item laid in: 1 copied newspaper article. With dust jacket.
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illustrations

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