Women, Art, and Society (World of Art)

Women, Art, and Society (World of Art)

by WhitneyChadwick (Author)

Synopsis

This groundbreaking book challenges the assumption that great women artists are exceptions to the rule who `transcended' their sex to produce major works of art. While acknowledging the many women whose contributions to visual culture since the Middle Ages have often been neglected, Chadwick's survey amounts to much more than an alternative canon of women artists: it re-examines the works themselves and the ways in which they have been perceived as marginal, often in direct reference to gender. In her discussion of feminism and its influence on such a reappraisal, the author also addresses the closely related issues of ethnicity, class and sexuality.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
Edition: 4
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 23 Apr 2007

ISBN 10: 0500203938
ISBN 13: 9780500203934

Author Bio
Whitney Chadwick is Professor of Art at San Francisco State University. Among her other books are Significant Others and Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement, both published by Thames & Hudson.