Women, Art, and Society

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Whitney Chadwick

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Fifth Edition

Whitney Chadwick’s 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, Chadwick’s survey amounts to much more than an alternative canon of women artists: it re-examines 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 revised edition features a completely new chapter that charts the evolution of feminist art history and pedagogy since the 1970s, revealing how artists have developed and subverted the strategies of feminism.

It is brought up to date with a discussion of some of the most significant international women artists to have emerged in recent years, including Wangechi Mutu, Pae White, Yael Bartana, Jenny Saville, and Teresa Margolles.

Additional information

Weight 1146 g
Dimensions 15.2 x 20.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 10 September 2012
Number of pages 552
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.2 x 20.9 cm
Weight 1146 g
Whitney Chadwick is Professor Emerita at San Francisco State University. Among her other books are Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement, Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership.