Reading the Glass: Management of the Eyes, Moderation of the gaze

Reading the Glass: Management of the Eyes, Moderation of the gaze
Library Shelf Location ABC-BARB
Publication Date 1991


NOTE: THIS BOOK IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email for an appointment or see staff.


‘This book occupies an uneasy space. It is neither academic text nor an artist's book and yet shares something with both. It might sit on a shelf or be equally appropriate in a pocket. It might remind one of many things − missal, rhetorical guide, a treatise on aesthetics. If it belongs in no one place, well, that is somewhat its intention − a kind of homelessness.’


Reading the Glass addresses the question of the gendering of the gaze through a series of words and images, exploring the act of looking, illustrating the difference between the male and female gaze, and speculating on whether a space that is not gendered can exist within an image, within language.


Eight people were invited to contribute to the book, grouped into pairs, woman-man, and artist-theorist. Each pair enter into a dialogue with each other through image and text; the sections are self-contained but each has a complex relationship with the overall design of the book.


ISBN 9781870699082
Quantity 1
Pages 144p; 150 x 215 mm
Authors Charles Barber, Sharon Kivland, Conrad Leyser
Format Softcover
Publisher Book Works, London
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books
Language English

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