Women and Art: Contested Territory

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Watson-Guptill, 1999 - Art - 192 pages
In this groundbreaking new book, pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago joins forces with art historian Edward Lucie-Smith in selecting and analyzing images of women by both male and female artists from the whole of art history. 200 color illustrations.

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WOMEN AND ART: Contested Territory

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A thematic overview of women's art that lumps disparate work together in gross categories based on archetype, stereotype, theme, and body part. Although artist Chicago and art historian Lucie-Smith ... Read full review

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The book reminds me of Tom Wolfe's comments, in his brilliant book The Painted Word, that in modern art, one can't see the picture without a theory and that thus the explanatory notes posted next to ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Many consider Judy Chicago one of the most influential artists of the last fifty years. The impact of her work extends throughout the international art, feminist, literary communities -- and beyond. Her majestic 1979 installation The Dinner Party is recognized as a masterpiece of the twentieth century. Chicago has authored seven books including Through the Flower. Chicago lives with her husband, photographer Donald Woodman, and their numerous feline companions in Belen, New Mexico

Edward Lucie-Smith was born in 1933 in Kingston, Jamaica, and schooled at Oxford. He has published over 100 books, including Sexuality in Western Art and Latin American Art of the 20th Century. He lives in London and travels extensively.

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