I See / You Mean

I See / You Mean
Author: Lucy R. Lippard
Publisher: New Documents
Language: English
Pages: 224
Size: 13.75 × 21.5 cm
Weight: 450 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9781953441034
Availability: In stock
Price: €26.00
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I See / You Mean - Lucy Lippard - New Documents

I See / You Mean is an experimental novel about mirrors, maps, relationships, the ocean, elusive success, and possible happiness. Through a collage of verbal photographs, overheard dialogue, sexual encounters, found material, and self identi­fication devices (astrology, the I Ching, palmistry, Tarot), it charts from past to future the changing currents between two women and two men­: a writer, a model/stockbroker/maybe dictator, a photographer, and an actor. A lot happens between the lines. Art critic Lucy Lippard wrote this novel in 1970 and became a feminist in the process: “I started writing and realized I was ashamed to be a woman. Then I had to find out why. Then I got very angry. The fragmented visual form came out of contemporary art and the conflicting emotions of 1960s political confrontation; they suggested a new way to put things back together—an open-ended, female way that didn’t pretend conclusions.”

Lucy R. Lippard is a writer, activist, and curator. She is the author of twenty-five books on contemporary art and cultural criticism and has curated some fifty exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

Afterword by Susana Torre
Edited by Jeff Khonsary

13.5 × 21 cm
224 Pages, Cloth Bound w/ Jacket
ISBN: 978-1-953441-03-4
First Edition (2021)