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Paperback Women Artists in History: From Antiquity to the 20th Century Book

ISBN: 0139618309

ISBN13: 9780139618307

Women Artists in History: From Antiquity to the 20th Century

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This concisely written book introduces readers to the most recent contributions of women to the history of art from the ancient past to the year 2000. It also focuses on the roles of women as patrons... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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everybody should know about women artists - this is a good start!

Women Artists in History - as everybody probably knows History means His Story! The question Linda Nochlin asked in the seventies "Why have there been no great women artists" is because Art History has been written from male perspective. But indeed there were and are women artists......... Most books about Art History (Janson - Honour & Fleming - Gombrich) don't mention women at all or give them a small place. THis book is all about women artists and gives a good chronological view about their efforts. I think it's an interesting book for everybody - those who are trained as Art Historians in the tradtional way (without much attention for the women) and those who like te know more about Art History in general. This book tells about the women artists from antiquity to the present and that is a very interesting point of view, most other books start in the Renaissance. But in Antiquity, more specific Prehistory it was a Motherworld, in the Renaissance it is (as today) a Fatherworld. So it's good to see the social change from Motherworld to Fatherworld and the effects in the Arts..... Last point I'd like to mention about this book is the booklist after each chapter, very useful! I myself am an Art History theacher in the Netherlands and use this book in my classes (Basic Art History) besides Gombrich's "The Story of Art".


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A Lifelong Resource

This book was published just after I took the course with the same title with the author in the 1980's. I am now a professor myself at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. I have used this book as a resource to teach as well as to write and create presentations for workshops. It is an excellent resources, well written, comprehensive, and as pertinent today as the day it was published. It is a 'must' for any teacher involved with art, art history, women students, or women's studies. I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in women's history.

Great Intro Book

An excellent starting point for anyone looking for the basic information about women artists throughout the history, their lives, and their impact on the evolution of the Western art. It presents just a brief introduction to the most significant artists, but will make you want to learn more about every one of them.
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