Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality, 1857-2017 (Hardcover)

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By Helena Reckitt (Editor), Lucinda Gosling (Text by), Hilary Robinson (Text by), Amy Tobin (Text by), Maria Balshaw (Preface by), Xabier Arakistain (Foreword by)
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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.

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Feminist art and the fight for equality

Art and feminism: 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.

A comprehensive international survey of feminist art: From highlighting the 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, The Art of Feminism traces the way feminists have shaped visual arts and media throughout history.

Feminism and art history: Featuring more than 350 works of art, illustration, photography, performance, and graphic design-along with essays examining the legacy of the radical canon-this rich volume showcases the vibrancy of the feminist aesthetic over the last 150 years.

Readers familiar with Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History, Women Art and Society and Women Artists will enjoy The Art of Feminism

About the Author

Helena Reckitt is chair of the Women's Art Library and a senior lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781452169927
ISBN-10: 1452169926
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2018
Language: English