This fully-illustrated book brings together for the first time an account of Baker's career as an artist - from her first sculptures at Central St Martins in the early 1970s to her most recent work, 'How to Live' and 'Diary Drawings' - with critical commentary by reviewers and academic practitioners.
It includes:Bobby Baker's own 'Chronicle' of her work as artist and performerilluminating critical writing about Baker's shows transcripts of Baker's performances and other original materials reproduced here for the first timesignificant new essays by Michele Barrett and Griselda Pollocka new interview with Bobby Baker by Adrian Heathfield.
Under the guiding editorial hand of distinguished cultural theorist Michele Barrett, this volume is an essential text for students interested in performance, gender, and visual culture, and a hugely absorbing and accessible account of Baker's work.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 876 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
'A truly beautiful book ... If only all books about contemporary performance were this good! Whether you are a life-long fan of Bobby Baker, or new to her work, this is an essential purchase.' - Total Theatre
'She was bold, she was brave, she was beautiful. And with what acuteness, then and always, has she unpeeled the wrappings from packaged modern femininity.' - Lisa Jardine, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
'I had been entertained, tantalised, unnerved and comforted. I would go without food for a week just to get a ticket for her next show.' - Nigel Slater, Food Critic, Observer
'The Book is beautifully illustrated throughout with colour reproductions of Baker's drawings and paintings as well as copious photographs of the performances' - Contemporary Theatre Review
'In its comprehensive and multifaceted presentation of Baker's extensive career, Bobby Baker: Redeeming Features of Daily Life serves as an important addition to the existing scholarship on feminist performance art. It also permits the reader to gain an understanding of Baker's career that would be impossible to comprehend on the basis of isolated performances or essays. Like Baker herself, this book will have appeal on many levels to many different audiences.' - Contemporary Theatre Review
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