Women, Art, and Society


A new edition of a groundbreaking classic – one of the bestselling World of Art titles, updated for this urgent moment for women artists, and feminist history in general


ISBN: 9780500204566 Category:

Whitney Chadwick


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 contribution 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 disussion of feminism and its influence on such a reappraisal, the author also addresses the closely related issues of ethnicity, class and sexuality.

With a new preface and epilogue from an exciting new authority on the history of women artists, this revised edition continues the project of charting the evolution of feminist art history and pedagogy in recent years, revealing how artists have responded to new strategies of feminism for the current moment.

Additional information

Weight 1233 g
Dimensions 15.1 x 20.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 27 August 2020
Number of pages 600
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.1 x 20.9 cm
Weight 1233 g


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Whitney Chadwick is Professor Emerita at San Francisco State University. Among her other books are Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement, Women, Art and Society and Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership. Flavia Frigeri is an art historian and curator, and Teaching Fellow at University College London. She is the author of several books, including Pop Art and Women Artists, both in Thames & Hudson's Art Essentials series.