Women, Art, and Society / Edition 4

Women, Art, and Society / Edition 4

by Whitney Chadwick
     
 

This acclaimed study 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, Whitney Chadwick's survey amounts to much more than an alternative canon of women artists:… See more details below

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This acclaimed study 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, Whitney Chadwick's survey amounts to much more than an alternative canon of women artists: it reexamines 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.

This expanded edition incorporates the most recent developments in contemporary art. Chadwick considers how women's art in the twenty-first century is characterized by a renewed focus on the personal and the intimate, alongside an interest in more global issues. She also discusses some of the ways recent women artists have revisited and at times subverted earlier feminist strategies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500203934
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
03/26/2007
Series:
World of Art Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     7
Introduction: Art History and the Woman Artist     17
The Middle Ages     43
The Renaissance Ideal     66
The Other Renaissance     87
Domestic Genres and Women Painters in Northern Europe     114
Amateurs and Academics: A New Ideology of Femininity in France and England     139
Sex, Class, and Power in Victorian England     175
Toward Utopia: Moral Reform and American Art in the Nineteenth Century     205
Separate but Unequal: Woman's Sphere and the New Art     228
Modernism, Abstraction, and the New Woman, 1910-25     252
Modernist Representation: The Female Body     279
Gender, Race, and Modernism after the Second World War     316
Feminist Art in North America and Great Britain     355
New Directions: A Partial Overview     378
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart     423
A Place to Grow: Personal Visions, Global Concerns, 2000-06     467
Bibliography and Sources     496
List of Illustrations     516
Index     523

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