Women Making Art: History, Subjectivity, Aesthetics

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Art - 240 pages

Women have been making art for centuries, yet their work has been seen as secondary or has gone unrecognized altogether. Women Making Art asks why this is so, and what it would take for us to realize the extent of women's extraordinary contribution to the arts.

Marsha Meskimmon mobilizes contemporary feminist thinking to reconsider how and why women have made art. She examines work by a wide range of women artists from different cultures and historical periods, including Rebecca Horn, Rachel Whiteread, Shirin Neshat and Maya Lin, emphasizing the diversity of women's art and the importance of differences between women.

 

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Contents

women making art
1
The work of art
4
New epistemes
7
Part I History
11
Part II Subjectivity
69
Part III Aesthetics
129
Afterword on Wonder
185
Notes
186
Bibliography
209
Index
223
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