Women artists: an illustrated history

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Abbeville Press, 1997 - Art - 280 pages
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With its lavish color illustrations - the paintings and sculptures are all reproduced in full color - and numerous documentary pictures of the artists themselves, Women Artists: An Illustrated History provides an unprecedented wealth of visual material on the subject. This updated third edition adds several new international artists - including Mona Hatoum, Kiki Smith, Carne May Weems, and Rachel Whiteread - to bring the content up to the minute. Nancy G. Heller's text offers a lively overview of the obstacles that women encountered - restricted access to education and apprenticeship, social pressures to marry and mother, limited opportunities to travel and exhibit - but she most emphasizes the ingenious ways that generations of women artists circumvented these obstacles to establish themselves as well-respected professionals.

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User Review  - amaraduende - LibraryThing

This was delightful to read and to look at. Some of the art is full-page, full color, and really helped me to appreciate how women have always been doing the same thing as men, even in artistic movements we don't associate women with. Read full review

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Lovely illustrations. Read full review

Contents

THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY 29
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
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THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
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Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Heller, a professor of humanities at the University of Arts in Philadelphia, is a highly regarded art historian with a specialty in women's art.

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