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Women, art, and society /

by Chadwick, Whitney.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: World of art: Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, 1996Edition: 2nd ed., rev. & expanded.Description: 448 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0500202931.Subject(s): Feminism and art | Art and society | Women artists -- Biography -- History and criticism | Women artists | Women in art | Women artists -- Social conditions
Contents:
Art in the Middle Ages and Renaissance - Domestic genres and women painters in Northern Europe - New idealogy of femininity in France and England - Sex, class and power in Victorian England - Moral reform and American Art in the nineteenth century - Woman's sphere and the New Art - Modernism, Abstraction and the New Woman, 1910-1925 - Gender, race and modernism after the Second World War - Feminist art in North America and Great Britain - Sonia Delaunay - Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun - Angelica Kauffmann - Artemisia Gentileschi - The Guerrilla Girls.
Summary: A reappraisal of the position and work of women artists from the Middle Ages to the present. It examines the way in which women's work has been perceived in the history of Western art - often in direct reference to gender - and re-examines the works themselves. Revisions and new illustrations bring this volume up-to-date, with an additional chapter focusing on issues of identity, class, race and sexuality, many of which are addressed in the work of contemporary artists. Some of those discussed are Rachel Whiteread, Mona Hatoum, Hanna Wilke, Kiki Smith, Sophie Calle and Susan Hiller.-- from Bookdepository
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Previous ed.: 1990.

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 423-444) and index.

Art in the Middle Ages and Renaissance - Domestic genres and women painters in Northern Europe - New idealogy of femininity in France and England - Sex, class and power in Victorian England - Moral reform and American Art in the nineteenth century - Woman's sphere and the New Art - Modernism, Abstraction and the New Woman, 1910-1925 - Gender, race and modernism after the Second World War - Feminist art in North America and Great Britain - Sonia Delaunay - Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun - Angelica Kauffmann - Artemisia Gentileschi - The Guerrilla Girls.

A reappraisal of the position and work of women artists from the Middle Ages to the present. It examines the way in which women's work has been perceived in the history of Western art - often in direct reference to gender - and re-examines the works themselves. Revisions and new illustrations bring this volume up-to-date, with an additional chapter focusing on issues of identity, class, race and sexuality, many of which are addressed in the work of contemporary artists. Some of those discussed are Rachel Whiteread, Mona Hatoum, Hanna Wilke, Kiki Smith, Sophie Calle and Susan Hiller.-- from Bookdepository

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