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Women Artists (Art Essentials)

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A chronological introduction to women artists throughout  history, this book provides a rich understanding of key female artists  from the Baroque to the present day.

In 1971, in an essay  that has now become one of the touchstones of feminist art history,  Linda Nochlin raised the question heard round the world: “Why have there  been no great women artists?” Since the 1970s, as a result of this kind  of consciousness-raising, the feminist discourse around art has  expanded, addressing forms of activism, the idea of a feminist  aesthetic, the female body, sexuality, and representation more largely.  The reframing of female contributions to the history of art is still  ongoing, and this new addition to the Art Essentials series draws  attention to some of its key dimensions.

Focusing on fifty diverse  women artists from Artemisia Gentileschi through Judy Chicago, Ana  Mendieta, and the Guerrilla Girls to Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, and  Mona Hatoum, this book equips readers with an understanding of feminist  art, as well as an appreciation of its most important figures. This  latest addition to the Art Essentials series documents women artists in  context to offer readers a rich understanding of key female artists from  the Baroque to the present day. 


  • 85 color illustrations
  • Publisher:    Thames & Hudson; Illustrated edition (April 23, 2019) 
  • Language:    English 
  • Item Weight:    14.1 ounces 
  • Dimensions:    5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches