Stock Image

Fabulous Harlequin ORLAN and the Patchwork Self

Published by University of Nebraska Press
ISBN 10: 0803234759 / ISBN 13: 9780803234758
New / Paperback / Quantity Available: 20
From BuySomeBooks (Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
List Price: US$
Price: US$ 41.96
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Returns Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details


Title: Fabulous Harlequin ORLAN and the Patchwork ...

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Paperback

Description:

Paperback. 176 pages. Dimensions: 11.9in. x 9.0in. x 0.8in.For four decades the internationally renowned French artist ORLAN has interrogated every defining aspect of being humangender, ethnicity, religion, beauty, physiognomy, and even physiology itselfthrough an endlessly mutating oeuvre thatdefies categorization. Performance, sculpture, photography, poetry, designORLAN not only creates within these media, she disappears into them, willfully dissolving and reconfiguring her identity through her work. ORLAN is most famous for herseries of cosmetic-surgery performances in the 1990s in which she reconfigured her face and body as a critique of the standards of beauty imposed on women. In 2008, in a seemingly radical departure, ORLAN chose to disappear from her work entirely, effacing her famously protean features from her creations. In fact, she had chosen an even more dramatic way to dismantle her identity and perform it anew. With her Harlequin Coat project ORLAN borrows the commedia dellarte trickster hero, the harlequin, as her alter ego, using his patchwork motif as a metaphor for the fragmented, multicolored, multilayered performance of the human signature. It is her most collaborative work to date, involving, at different stages, artists from the worlds of fashion, design, film, and technology. In reaching back to this Italian Renaissance character ORLAN simultaneously reaches forward into the most pressing of contemporary concerns: How can we be sure of who and what we areFabulous Harlequin showcases photographs of ORLANs projects along with critical essays on ORLANs work. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780803234758

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
0 avg rating
(0 ratings)

Synopsis: For four decades, the internationally renowned French artist ORLAN has interrogated every defining aspect of being human---gender, ethnicity, religion, beauty, physiognomy, and even physiology itself---through an endlessly mutating oeuvre that defies categorization. Performance, sculpture, photography, poetry, design---ORLAN not only creates within these media, she disappears into them, wilfully dissolving and reconfiguring her identity through her work. ORLAN is most famous for her series of cosmetic-surgery performances in the 1990s, in which she reconfigured her face and body as a critique of the standards of beauty imposed on women. In 2008, in a seemingly radical departure, ORLAN chose to disappear from her work entirely, effacing her famously protean features from her creations. In fact, she had chosen an even more dramatic way to dismantle her identity and perform it anew. With her Harlequin Coat project, ORLAN borrows the commedia dell'arte trickster hero, the harlequin, as her alter ego, using his patchwork motif as a metaphor for the fragmented, multi-coloured, multilayered performance of the human signature. It is her most collaborative work to date, involving, at different stages, artists from the worlds of fashion, design, film, and technology. In reaching back to this Italian Renaissance character, ORLAN simultaneously reaches forward into the most pressing of contemporary concerns: How can we be sure of who and what we are? Fabulous Harlequin showcases photographs of ORLAN's projects along with critical essays on ORLAN's work.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: BuySomeBooks
Address: Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: May 21, 2012
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

BuySomeBooks is operated by Drive-On-In, Inc., a Nevada co...

[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Books are shipped from multiple locations so your order may arrive from Las Vegas,NV, Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, or Commerce,GA.


Store Description: BuySomeBooks is great place to get your books online. With over eight million titles available we're sure to have what you're looking for. Despite having a large selection of new books available for immediate shipment and excellent customer service, people still tell us they prefer us because of our prices.