Item description for After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art by Linda Nochlin Eleanor Heartney...
The rise of women artists in the late 20th century, viewed through the work of twelve key figures.
"Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" asked the prominent art historian Linda Nochlin in a provocative 1971 essay. Today her insightful critique serves as a benchmark against which the progress of women artists may be measured. In this book, four prominent critics and curators describe the impact of women artists on contemporary art since the advent of the feminist movement. Following a comprehensive essay assessing the changes in the situation of women artists, the authors examine in depth the careers of twelve outstanding artists--Marina Abramowicz, Louise Bourgeois, Ellen Gallagher, Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Elizabeth Murray, Shirin Neshat, Judy Pfaff, Dana Schutz, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, and Nancy Spero--and explore each artist's accomplishments and her influence on contemporaries and on younger men and women artists. A preface by Nochlin and a concluding essay with extensive statistical documentation frame this essential volume.
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Revolution Apr 20, 2008
The book is great, it is one of the best women artist book I've read in a long time.
Comes from four prominent critics and curators Oct 6, 2007
AFTER THE REVOLUTION: WOMEN WHO TRANSFORMED CONTEMPORARY ART comes from four prominent critics and curators who each examine the achievements and influence of twelve selected contemporary women artists in essays which cover both their key works and their influences. Color reproductions of their best works accompany detailed analysis which considers their works in light of global politics, culture, and events, making this an exceptional recommendation for college-level collections not only strong in art, but in women's history and issues.