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Lavin, Maud

Works: 67 works in 143 publications in 4 languages and 7,037 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, zxx, Author of introduction, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Maud Lavin
Most widely held works by Maud Lavin
Clean new world : culture, politics, and graphic design by Maud Lavin( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Push comes to shove : new images of aggressive women by Maud Lavin( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'In the past, more often than not, aggressive women have been rebuked, told to keep a lid on, turn the other cheek, get over it. Repression more than aggression was seen as woman's domain. But recently there's been a noticeable cultural shift. With growing frequency, women's aggression is now celebrated in contemporary culture--in movies and TV, online ventures, and art. In Push Comes to Shove, Maud Lavin examines these new images of aggressive women and how they affect women's lives. Aggression, says Lavin, is necessary, large, messy, psychological, and physical. Aggression need not entail causing harm to another; we can think of it as the use of force to create change--fruitful, destructive, or both. And over the past twenty years, contemporary culture has shown women seizing this power. Lavin chooses provocative examples to explore the complexity of aggression: the surfer girls in Blue Crush; Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect; the homicidal women in Kill Bill and artist Marlene McCarty's mural-sized Murder Girls; the erotica of Zane and the art of Kara Walker; the group dynamics of artists (including the artists group Toxic Titties) and activists; and YouTube videos of a woman boxer training and fighting. Women need aggression and need to use it consciously, Lavin writes. With Push Comes to Shove, she explores the crucial questions of how to manifest aggression, how to represent it, and how to keep open a cultural space for it.'--Provided by publisher
Cut with the kitchen knife : the Weimar photomontages of Hannah Höch by Maud Lavin( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book on Hannah Hoch, explores the social construction of femininity in the mass media culture of Weimar Germany by focusing on the arresting photomontages of this Berlin Dada artist
Boys' love, cosplay, and androgynous idols : queer fan cultures in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan( )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese-speaking popular cultures have never been so queer in this digital, globalist age. 'Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols' describes the colourful, multifaceted realms that fans inhabit today. The contributors situate the proliferation of (often online) queer representations, productions, fantasies and desires as a reaction against the norms in discourses surrounding nation-states, linguistics, geopolitics, genders and sexualities
Montage and modern life, 1919-1942( Book )

15 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of photomontage techniques during the early 1920s and 1930s in the United States, Germany, and the Soviet Union had a profound influence on contemporary art and mass media, Montage and Modern Life uncovers the roots of this complex relationship. Through unexpected juxtapositions and discontinuous images and through some of the most sophisticated and least cultivated examples of montage, it demonstrates the way a common set of social and cultural themes was broadly articulated
The business of holidays( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary holiday rites showcase a particularly American obsession with celebration - and the shopping, decorating, card sending, feasting, drinking, and advertising that goes along with it. This witty and satirical look at thirty-three of our most loved (and hated) holidays explores the history and the traditions, the kitsch and the color, of the business of holidays."--Jacket
The oldest we've ever been : seven true stories of midlife transitions( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this engaging collection, editor Maud Lavin has enlisted seven talented writers to share their stories of midlife transitions, reflecting the unpredictable challenges and unexpected graces that characterize this multi-layered stage of life. From tales of divorce and dating though the lens of an eccentric collecting habit to the challenges of dealing with a close friend's grave illness, these memorable essays evoke a complex, honest, and often surprising picture of what it means to be middle-aged."--BOOK JACKET
Domini públic : 15 de març-15 de juny, Barcelona 1994 by Jorge Ribalta( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in Catalan and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphic design in the mechanical age : selections from the Merrill C. Berman collection by Deborah Menaker Rothschild( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing from Merrill C. Berman's private collection of twentieth-century posters, ads, photomontages, and graphic ephemera, this book showcases more than two hundred examples of progressive graphic design from the 1920s and 1930s. European, Soviet, and American avant-garde designers and artists of the time, using new technologies of mass production and mass distribution, marketed everything from salad oil and cigarettes to communism, utopian socialism, and the avant-garde itself." "These selections from the Berman Collection, most never before shown or reproduced in the United States, include works by well-known artists (Lissitzky, Rodchenko, Man Ray, and others) and by lesser-known masters. The book begins by detailing Berman's pivotal role in shaping the history of graphic design as he amassed his collection."--Jacket
Montage and modern life, 1919-1942( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destruction and reconstruction : the art of Hung Liu by Julie Rosenberg( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The compositional arrangements in Hung Liu's (born 1948) work are complex and the subject matter conceptual in nature, as there are layers of meaning that are not entirely evident upon casual glance. The primary focus in Liu's paintings is taken from historical photographs or vintage propaganda film stills from China. She depicts figures in a realism style inspired by Chinese Socialist Realism with an overlay of traditional Chinese signs and symbols, such as, birds, flowers, and insects, as well as other characters. As the figures, signs, and symbols are rendered, Liu applies a linseed oil and pigment wash to her monumental size compositions, which causes parts of the paintings to disintegrate with bits and pieces destroyed entirely. The destruction in Hung Liu's art may be understood as a link to the destruction in Chinese society during the Great Leap Forward (1958-1961) and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and is a metaphor for the corruption of the time, history, and memory of the Chinese culture
Pushie, Jr. by Maud Lavin( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keep in touch : reading and relationships in Moyra Davey's Burn the Diaries, My Saints, and Of Jane by Frances Claire Dorenbaum( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis considers the relationship between artistic narratives and their viewers in contemporary photography through the work of Moyra Davey. In 2014, Davey exhibited three works together in an exhibition titled 'Burn the Diaries' at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and at the Museum modemer Kunst Stifung Ludwig Wien in Vienna. 'Burn the Diarie's (2014), is an autofictive book with two texts, one by herself and the other by Alison Strayer, both embedded with Davey's images. 'Of Jane' (2013), is a series of photographic mailers of books, paper, cemeteries, cafes, and interiors. 'My Saints' (2014) is a thirty-minute video analyzing a passage from Jean Genet's 'The Thief's Journal.' The autonomous pieces are iterations of one specific narrative about a betrayal in friendship, together forming a larger story. Each work centers on the idea of relationships and their continuous evolution. This thesis aims to position Davey's work within contemporary photography by suggesting that her works encourage an alternative way of looking, or reading, images from other works of today. Because she places her images within the context of literature and text, she asks readers to take time with the work. By involving artistic forms that include movement, such as mailers through the post office, or books that are passed around, or literally moving images, there is a durational component that also supports this slow form of reading. Finally, with the specific mediums and her inclusion of others' interpretations of the overarching narrative in the works, she invites a form of reading and creating images that is collective and therefore ongoing, active, and focused on the present. Even though her images and text look to the past, their nature is one of continuous development that emphasizes the subjective and slow experience of creating visual narratives. Chapter 1 focuses on the photographic mailers that make 'Of Jane, ' and demonstrates how the relationship between images and text allows these images to supersede a Barthesian photographic death as they connect readers through their haptic qualities. Chapter 2 looks at the relationship between writing and reading, or writer and reader, through an examination of the reading process when engaging with 'Burn the Diaries.' Chapter 3 considers 'My Saints' from a Kleinian perspective, focusing on the concept of reparation in order to explore the relationship between artist and narrative
Strategies of pleasure and deconstruction : Hannah Höch's photomontages in the Weimar years by Maud Lavin( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new woman in Hannah Höch's photomontages : issues of androgyny, bisexuality, and oscillation by Maud Lavin( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin after the wall by Maud Lavin( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Constructing identities online : examing amalia ulman's excellences & perfections series by Brandi Cordier Sjostrom( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this thesis, I examine the Argentine-born, Los Angeles-based artist Amalia Ulman's series Excellences & Perfections. This five-month long durational performance was carried out on two prominent social media platforms, Instagram and Facebook, in 2014. Ulman divided the series into three episodes, "Innocence," "Sin," and "Redemption," where she replicated the cycle of feminine tropes online. I contextualize Ulman's contrived narrative with Carrie Lambert-Beatty's essay on the parafictional, and compare Ulman's series with Andrea Fraser and Ann Hirsch. The second half of this thesis examines the multiple iterations of Excellences & Perfections as it was sponsored by The New Museum and Rhizome, and shifted from the digital to the physical through exhibitions in multiple art institutions and printed as a book. The flexibility of "Post-Internet" Images is a concept discussed further by Brad Troemel and Artie Vierkant, and I consider their theories in relation to the oscillation of Ulman's series over the last four years. Ultimately, I situate Amalia Ulman's series in a "post-truth" moment where we now create and accept multiple selves across social media platforms
The rise of GOP political outsiders in the 2016 presidential elections by Nicole Byer( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis examines the prominence of political outsiders in the 2016 presidential elections as well as the societal shift from looking for outsiders with a military background to those with a business background and tries to look at what kind of presidents have historically been successful. There is a common misconception that political outsiders have only appeared in the most recent elections. However, due to bribery and scandals, people have historically often looked for presidents outside of the political sphere as in some ways superior. Political outsiders started becoming prominent candidates in 1992 with Ross Perot, and in recent decades the public has been looking for a candidate who is considered enough of an outsider to increase openness in the system, as well as believed to be well informed enough about the current political system to maintain its stability. To further understand the shift from looking for candidates with military experience to those with business experience, I examine the backgrounds of and try to understand the appeal behind political outsiders, Donald Trump and Ben Carson
Boys’ Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols : Queer Fan cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan by Maud Lavin( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Us vs. Us : a history of America's police force or how America divides and conquers itself by Lisa Claire Greene( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Cut with the kitchen knife : the Weimar photomontages of Hannah Höch
Push comes to shove : new images of aggressive womenCut with the kitchen knife : the Weimar photomontages of Hannah HöchMontage and modern life, 1919-1942The business of holidaysThe oldest we've ever been : seven true stories of midlife transitionsGraphic design in the mechanical age : selections from the Merrill C. Berman collectionMontage and modern life, 1919-1942
Alternative Names
Maud Lavin American historian

Maud Lavin Amerikaans historica

Maud Lavin amerikansk historikar

Maud Lavin amerikansk historiker

Maud Lavin historiadora estadounidense

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