Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream, 1970-85

Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream, 1970-85

by Randy Rosen, Catherine Coleman Brawer, Ellen Landau, Calvin Tomkins

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First capturing the reader with a lavish visual tribute to contemporary mainstream women artists, this book suggests that women artists should be celebrating. Yet several of the eight essays that compose the text question this assumption. While all agree that these artists have added a welcome pluralistic dimension to the mainstream, several remain skeptical about the permanent inclusion of women in the establishment. Is their recognition proof of a new egalitarianism, or has one generation of women successfully infiltrated the patriarchal structures while leaving prejudices intact? Pondering this question, the essays go on to offer insights into the sources, images, and ideas of the artists represented and the impact of their work. While this book definitely deserves much praise, its exclusion of recognized artists who work in clay, fiber, and other media limits the pluralism it intended.-- Lucy Breslin, Portland, Me.

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