Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality, 1857-2017 (Art History Books, Feminist Books, Photography Gifts for Women, Women in History Books) (Hardcover)
This book is an extraordinary collection of feminist art of the last 150 years, including women artists from many countries. A number I had heard of, but most were new to me. The book includes the work from some of the early female artists such as Bethe Morisot and Edmonia Lewis, to the posters of the Suffrage Atelier in London, through the war years, the women’s liberation movements, and to the present day. The last chapter is very up to date, including images and discussions of Pussy Riot in Russia, the Woman’s March around the world, abortion rights in Portugal and Ireland, Black Lives Matter in the U.S., performance art on the day Cecil Rhodes statue was removed from University of Cape Town in South Africa, and the work of Mujeres Publicas in Argentina. There are over 350 works of art, illustration, photography, performance, and graphic designs.— From Joan's Picks
"The sheer heft of lavishly produced images will be indispensable to scholars, critics, and artists." —Art Monthly
Discover a rich showcase of the vibrant feminist aesthetic over the last 150 years: Once again, women are on the march. And since its inception in the 19th century, the Women's Movement has harnessed the power of images to transmit messages of social change and equality to the world.
• Features more than 350 works of art, illustration, photography, performance, and graphic design along with essays examining the legacy of the radical canon
• Highlights posters of the Suffrage Atelier, through the radical art of Judy Chicago and Carrie Mae Weems, to the cutting-edge work of Sethembile Msezane and Andrea Bowers
• Broken into three sections: Suffrage and Beyond 1857-1949; Defining Feminism 1960-1988; and Redefining Feminism 1989-Present
Readers familiar with Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History, Women Art and Society, and Women Artists will also enjoy The Art of Feminism and the messages it presents.
A comprehensive international survey that traces the way feminists have shaped visual arts and media throughout history.
Author Helena Reckitt is chair of the Women's Art Library and a senior lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths, University of London.
• A heartbreaking and awe-inspiring collection of art that is a must-read for women and men alike
• Makes an excellent gift for the strong women in your life
About the Author
Helena Reckitt is chair of the Women's Art Library and a senior lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths, University of London.