"Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" asked the prominent
art historian Linda Nochlin in a provocative 1971 essay. Today her
insightful critique serves as a benchmark against which the
progress of women artists may be measured. In this book, four
prominent critics and curators describe the impact of women artists
on contemporary art since the advent of the feminist movement.
Following a comprehensive essay assessing the changes in the
situation of women artists, the authors examine in depth the
careers of twelve outstanding artists: Marina Abramowicz, Louise
Bourgeois, Ellen Gallagher, Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Elizabeth
Murray, Shirin Neshat, Judy Pfaff, Dana Schutz, Cindy Sherman, Kiki
Smith, and Nancy Spero. Each artist's accomplishments and her
influence on contemporaries including younger male and female
artists is explored. A preface by Nochlin and a concluding essay
with extensive statistical documentation frame this essential
Prestel Publishing Ltd
|Country of origin:
• Helaine Posner
• Nancy Prinecenthal
||240 x 195 x 24mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - With flaps
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