The Disappointed Writer

Mar 11, 2019 | Books, Publications

The Disappointed Writer. Selected Essays

  • Foteini Vlachou
  • 2019
  • Lisbon: Edições do Saguão
  • ISBN: 978-989-99944-6-1
  • Language: English
  • 384 p.

Excerpt of the Introduction:

My first encounter with Foteini Vlachou was marked by the qualities that I later found to be definitive of her approach to her life and work: bold intelligence, fearless self-confidence, independence of thought, and absolute commitment to the discipline of art history as a practice of theory that was, in its essence, a worldly, consequential — indeed, political — project. Later, I was to learn of her other great qualities, not least her openness to experience, her warm-hearted generosity, and her committed collegiality. […]

As this book demonstrates, Foteini Vlachou had been narrating the periphery for some time, and brilliantly so.

Terry Smith, from the introduction:
Periphrasis: Provinces, Margins, Peripheries, Centres — Foteini Vlachou and the decentring of Art History”.

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