This exhibition catalog is the most complete overview to date on the I work and career of Jaudon. This abstract painter of international renown is among the significant artists originally linked to the Pattern and Decoration movement. Her vividly-colored works employ intricate designs and geometric patterning. This study includes an interview with Jaudon, traces the course of her work over two decades, and shows how it, as the author states, pushes the language of abstraction. This catalog accompanies an exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of Art (24 May 1996 through 3 August 1996).
The Defiant Life of the Woman Who Wrote Scum (and Shot Andy Warhol)
Author: Breanne Fahs
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
The authoritative biography of the 60s countercultural icon who wrote SCUM Manifesto, shot Andy Warhol, and made an unforgettable mark on feminist history. Valerie Solanas is one of the most polarizing figures of 1960s counterculture. A cult hero to some and vehemently denounced by others, she has been dismissed but never forgotten. Known for shooting Andy Warhol in 1968 and for writing the infamous SCUM Manifesto, Solanas became one of the most famous women of her era. But she was also diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and spent much of her life homeless or in mental hospitals. Solanas’s SCUM Manifesto, a sui generis vision of radical gender dystopia, predicted ATMs, test-tube babies, the Internet, and artificial insemination long before they existed. It has sold more copies and been translated into more languages than nearly all other feminist texts of its time. And yet, shockingly little work has investigated the life of its author. This book is the first biography about Solanas, including original interviews with family, friends (and enemies), and numerous living Warhol associates. It reveals surprising details about Solanas’s life: the children nearly no one knew she had, her drive for control over her own writing, and her elusive personal and professional relationships. Valerie Solanas reveals the tragic, remarkable life of an iconic figure. It is “not only a remarkable biographical feat but also a delicate navigation of an unwieldy, demanding, and complex life story” (BOMB Magazine).
Jay Westcott—the names spelled heartbreak Twelve years ago Jay Westcott had broken Valerie Brettinger's heart when he left Amsden, Ohio—and the girl who loved him—to seek his fortune in the big city. Now he was back. The highly respected big-city lawyer was applying for a job as assistant to the county prosecutor. Amsden could certainly use a man with Jay's talent. His qualifications were impeccable. But the job was a far cry from the prestigious positions he'd been offered elsewhere. So why, the county prosecutor wondered, was Jay Westcott back and why did he want this job? The county prosecutor was Valerie Brettinger….
Olympian, World and Commonwealth champion. Valerie Adams talks openly and honestly about life in the spotlight and her tumultuous private life. Valerie Adams keeps no secrets as she tells her inspirational story of how a Tongan kid from Mangere, throwing the shot in bare feet, transformed herself into a double Olympic champion. She tells, in minute-by-minute detail, what really happened at the London Olympics. You’ll learn the full, true story of her split with coach Kirsten Hellier. She also reveals why the pain in her personal life made 2010 a nightmare for her. And why, to stay the best in the world, she’s been living on a mountaintop in Switzerland. Sir Murray Halberg says Valerie Adams may be on track to be our greatest ever athlete. Valerie — honest, joyous and sometimes heartbreaking — is the unvarnished story of a great athlete and a remarkable New Zealander.
An unexpected offer from the Empress of Russia sends Valerie Marsh to the romantic and opulent city of St Petersburg where she is torn between two cultures and two different passions: Pyotr Silakov, a handsome young officer in the Tsar's household, and Grigorii Rasputin, the Tsarina's holy man, and friend. But what will become of Valerie when revolution comes and the glittering world of her royal hosts, a thousand miles away from her secure home in London, is not as safe as it seemed?
The continuing saga of the Park Family, Valerie follows on from her cousin Lauren’s story. Valerie Chisholm is a teacher with a difference... She is a Mistdreamer. Valerie and her cousins, Lauren and Mairi, were hidden by their parents from Ambriel, the angel of communication. They wished a life of normality for their daughters and purposely avoided registering them in the Angels’ Book of Mistdreamers. This oversight has now cast them into a world of danger and fear, exposing Valerie to the evil machinations of the mad demon, Lucias. He will stop at nothing to have her, even if it means destroying all she knows and loves... The Veil had recently been compromised by the demon now known as Lucias the Corrupt. He had perpetrated numerous assaults on The Veil, which resulted in opening access to other worlds. The angels guarding The Veil had done their best to restore it, but unseen demons had been able to gain entry to the worlds that had been so carefully safeguarded. Each of the three Mistdreamers has been allocated a personal guardian, a member of the Infidelibus – angels, sworn to protect all Mistdreamers. Prince Seere, a demon prince of Hell, has been assisting the Infidelibus in their struggle to prevent another War of Angels and has been given the task of being Valerie’s protector. Seere is not all he appears to be, but he has made a vow with the angels to protect Valerie. His only recourse is to take her to a world he has not entered in centuries and hope that the Queen of The Fae will grant him safe passage! Join Valerie as she discovers the astonishing truth about herself. Go with her into Mistdream as she wanders through the realms and walks... with the angels. The Park Family: Valerie, like Lisanne’s first book, will appeal to readers of romance and fantasy. Lisanne takes inspiration from Harper Lee, J.R.R. Tolkien and Diana Gabaldon.
THE STORIES: IMAGINING BRAD. The action takes place in Nashville, where two women meet after church and strike up a conversation. One is Dana Sue Kaye, a brassy, voluble bleach-blonde, who chatters on about her wonderful, perfect husband--her high-s
The first book took Valerie through a demoralizing divorce, hate crimes, her mothers Alzheimers disease and being condemned by her daughter. Valerie kept her eyes on the future. She entered the university at the age of forty-four to study Comparative Religions and fell in love with Uriah Wexler, from Israel, her professor in Christian Ethics. She set out to educate against hatred and misunderstanding amongst the three major monotheistic religionsJudaism, Christianity and Islam. This is Vals story from devastation, to a career on the lecture circuit teaching tolerance and acceptance and finding the deep abiding love she thought would never be hers. This second book fills in the gaps and tells the rest of Vals story from beginning to end. Also included in this book are four short stories I hope you enjoy.