Women artists: an illustrated history

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Abbeville Press, 2003 - Art - 312 pages
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Firmly established as one of the premier histories of women in the fine arts, Nancy G. Heller's "Women Artists returns in an expanded fourth edition. With coverage of the 1990s and the beginning of the new millennium, nearly half the volume is now devoted to the remarkable period from 1960 to the present, when women artists emerged as the most dynamic force in contemporary art. New to this edition are innovative contemporary American artists such as Janine Antoni and Judith Schaechter, as well as major international figures, including Iran's Shirin Neshat, Shahzia Sikander from Pakistan, and the Icelandic sculptor and performance artist Katrin Sigurdardottir. As in past editions, all the artists' works are represented in large-format color reproductions, and the artists' careers are examined in concise critical biographies.

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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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Nancy G. Heller is Professor of Art History at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The author of "Women Artists: An Illustrated History" and "Women Artists: Works from the National Museum of Women in the Arts," Heller has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Smithsonian Institution.

Ovidio Guaita is an architect, photographer, and journalist. He is affiliated with the University of Florence's School of Architecture and writes for Ville Giardini magazine. He has published some 20 books of photographs, including Great Houses around the World and Terrestrial Paradise.

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