The Disappointed Writer – Foteini Vlachou


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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The Disappointed Writer
Foteini Vlachou

with an introduction by Terry Smith
Translations by Efi Katsanika (Greek) and Rui Pires Cabral (Portuguese)

Revision and editing: Mariana Pinto dos Santos
Further revision (ancient Portuguese translations): Begoña Farré Torras

Book cover (following the author’s suggestion) & design:
Rui Miguel Ribeiro

Cover image: St. Matthew writing his Gospel, Gospels,
Britanny 9th-10th century, Bodleian Library,
MS. Auct. D. 2. 16, fol. 28v

384 pages (including 32 pages of figures and colour illustrations)

Saguão 06, 1st edition, March 2019
Colecção Sanguínea 1
600 copies
ISBN: 978-989-99944-6-1