Originals: American Women Artists

Originals: American Women Artists

by Eleanor Munro
     
 

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At the end of the 1970s, Eleanor Munro embarked upon a series of interviews with some of the leading visual artists in the nation, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Alice Neel, Helen Frankenthaler, Louise Bourgeois, and Jennifer Bartlett. The resulting portraits led to a book as significant and exciting as the artists within it. Now Munro has added a new generation of

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At the end of the 1970s, Eleanor Munro embarked upon a series of interviews with some of the leading visual artists in the nation, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Alice Neel, Helen Frankenthaler, Louise Bourgeois, and Jennifer Bartlett. The resulting portraits led to a book as significant and exciting as the artists within it. Now Munro has added a new generation of women-including Kiki Smith and Julie Taymor-and a new introduction to her landmark entry in the literature of visual art, ensuring its status as an invaluable resource well into the twenty-first century.

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The Atlantic Monthly
Updated to include new artists' voices of the 1990s: The unparalleled record of the contributions of women artists to American art of the twentieth century.

At the end of the 1970s, Eleanor Munro embarked upon a series of interviews with some of the leading visual artists in the nation, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Alice Neel, Helen Frankenthaler, Louise Bourgeois, and Jennifer Bartlett. The resulting portraits led to a book as significant and exciting as the artists within it. Now Munro has added a new generation of women-including Kiki Smith and Julie Taymor-and a new introduction to her landmark entry in the literature of visual art, ensuring its status as an invaluable resource well into the twenty-first century

The New York Times
Enlightening about how art is made and how it feels to be making it.
Art
Munro's style is brilliant, penetrating, and often inspired.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671428129
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
10/01/1982
Series:
A Touchstone Book
Edition description:
1st Touchstone ed
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.07(h) x 1.41(d)

Meet the Author

Eleanor Munro has published essays and art criticism in Art in America, Ms., The New Republic, and the New York Times. Among her other books is Memoir of a Modernist's Daughter. She lives in New York City.

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