Inside Out: Paintings

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Artspace Books, 2006 - Art - 56 pages
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A meditation on the dilemmas and desires for home that combines the writings of art critic and cultural historian Rebecca Solnit with painter Stefan K]rten's lush images of domestic interiors, buildings and landscapes. Solnit reflects on emotional privatization, real-estate fetishism, and aesthetic pleasure, while Kurten's paintings of stale bourgeois interiors and suburban homes project a dogged attempt to make life perfect, at least on the surface. His armchairs, teapots and planter boxes suggest that we are living in a peculiar state of safety and bliss. Together, the text and images question the equation of ideal houses with ideal lives, the images that shape our perception of childhood, and our notion of a fulfilled adulthood.

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
45
Section 3
50
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Rebecca Solnit is the best-selling author of ten books amongRebecca Solnit is the best-selling author of ten books among them "Wanderlust, Savage Dreams, " and "Hollow City" and co them "Wanderlust, Savage Dreams, " and "Hollow City" and countless articles, for which she has received numerous awardsuntless articles, for which she has received numerous awards and accolades. In 2003 she won the prestigious Lannan Liter and accolades. In 2003 she won the prestigious Lannan Literary Award. Also in 2003 she won the National Book Critics Ciary Award. Also in 2003 she won the National Book Critics Circle Award for "River of Shadows." rcle Award for "River of Shadows.

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