A world of our own: women as artists since the Renaissance
This stirring account documents the centuries-long struggle of gifted women who confronted the exclusionary tactics of a male-dominated art establishment but pressed ahead undaunted to gain public acceptance as sought-after professional artists.
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A world of our own: women as artists since the RenaissanceUser Review - Book Verdict
This informative and challenging volume on how women have made a place for themselves as artists over the last five centuries may come to be regarded as one of the most notable works in feminist art history of its day. Borzello, a major British voice on the social history of art with many books to her credit, musters much factual information to substantiate her surprisingly moderate position. Without minimizing the obstacles women artists have faced, Borzello boldly steps forward to argue that all was not bad for them. By doing so, she may risk heavy criticism from equally committed feminists. The six mostly chronological chapters range from "Out of the Shadows, 1500-1600" to "The Feminist Revolution, 1970 and After." Portraits of the artists, capsule biographies, and rich, large, and fine illustrations (100 in color and 100 in black-and-white) support the essays. Whatever point of view the reader brings to this book, it will capture the attention, and it should be essential reading for students and professionals alike. Highly recommended for all art/social history collections in public and academic libraries.DMary Hamel-Schwulst, formerly with Towson Univ., MD ...
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Each chapter could be its own book and with more pictures.
preface Why women?
chapter l OUT OF THE SHADOWS 15001600
chapter 3 OBJECTS OF FASCINATION 17501850
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