The power of feminist art : the American movement of the 1970s, history and impact
- New York : H.N. Abrams, 1994.
- Physical description
- 318 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-304) and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- Since its inception nearly 25 years ago, the feminist art movement has transformed the art world. Now, co-editors Norma Broude and Mary D. Gaffard, professors of art history at the American University in Washington D.C., bring together 18 influential art historians, critics and artists to present this volume - the first history and analysis of a fertile and dynamic period of artistic growth. Probing and provocative texts, backed by nearly 250 illustrations, examine the first feminist art education programmes, Chicago's now legendary Dinner Party, and such key exhibitions as "Women Artists: 1550-1950", organized in 1976 by Linda Nochlin and Ann Sutherland Harris. Here are the remarkable painters, sculptors, photographers and performance artists of the period, among them Judy Chicago, Miriam Schapiro, Laurie Anderson, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Betye Saar, Cindy Sherman, Nancy Spero and Hannah Wilke. Feminist organizations networks and publications, and women artists redefining the way women are depicted in art are all explored. The impact and the highs and lows of the movement itself - the backlash of the 1980s and the resurgence of women's issues in the art of the 1990s - are discussed in a final section. Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard are co-editors of the anthology "Feminism and Art History" and its sequel "The Expanding Discourse".
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- Publication date
- edited by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard ; contributors, Judith K. Brodsky ... [et al.].