Women Artists of the American West

Women Artists of the American West

by Susan R. Ressler
     
 

ISBN-10: 078641054X

ISBN-13: 9780786410545

Pub. Date: 04/11/2003

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

This book presents the work of more than 150 women artists who live or once lived west of the Mississippi River. The first half of the book consists of fifteen interpretive essays examining the work and concerns of 19th and 20th century artists working in a broad range of media (including photography, quiltmaking, painting, printmaking, clay art, sculpture, digital

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This book presents the work of more than 150 women artists who live or once lived west of the Mississippi River. The first half of the book consists of fifteen interpretive essays examining the work and concerns of 19th and 20th century artists working in a broad range of media (including photography, quiltmaking, painting, printmaking, clay art, sculpture, digital art and more). Concepts of community, identity, spirituality, and locality are explored in interdisciplinary contexts. Histories and critical reappraisals of gendered representations of the American West form the backbone of these essays.

The second half of the book is an alphabetical directory of the artists discussed in the essays, with biographical information, notes on exhibitions and collections, and the artists' own statements about their work and their visions. Together, these artists represent the full spectrum of ethnicities and cultures that comprise the American West. The text is lavishly illustrated with 342 reproductions, including 62 in color.

With essays by Dorothy R. Zopf, Kate M. O'Neill, Susan R. Ressler, Margaret D. Jacobs, Susan Peterson, Tee A. Corinne, Gail E. Tremblay, Tiska Blankenship, Peter E. Palmquist, Martha A. Sandweiss, Joan M. Jensen, Terri Cohn, Corinne Whitaker and Betty LaDuke, and an afterword by Phoebe Farris.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786410545
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/11/2003
Pages:
397
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface1
Introduction3
1Surviving the Winter: The Evolution of Quiltmaking Among Two Cultures in New Mexico20
2Barbara Zaring and Alyce Frank: The Confluence of Creativity and Relationships37
3Asian American Women Artists: Community Networks and Cultural Autonomy50
4Shaping a New Way: White Women and the Movement to Promote Pueblo Indian Arts and Crafts, 1900-193583
5The Legacy of Generations: Pottery by Contemporary American Indian Women97
6Lesbian Photography on the U.S. West Coast, 1970-2000117
7Indigenous Identities: Diverse Visions136
8Agnes Pelton and Florence Miller Pierce: The Two Women Artists in the Transcendental Painting Group, 1938-1945153
9It's All About the Apple, or Is It? Spirituality and Contemporary Women's Art of the American West166
10100 Years of California Photography: Women Innovators and Their Contributions, 1850-1950201
11The Historical Landscape: Laura Gilpin and the Tradition of American Landscape Photography224
12Women on the Pacific Rim: Cultural Border Crossings236
13In Which It Stands: Nature, Culture, Public Space252
14Unfolding: A Memoir269
15An Artist's Journey: From Oregon to Timbuktu281
Afterword: Coming Together: Women Artists and Writers299
Artists' Biographies301
About the Contributors343
Bibliography345
Index351

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