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The story of art without men / Katy Hessel.

Hessel, Katy, 1994- (author.).

"How many women artists do you know? Who makes art history? Did women even work as artists before the twentieth century? And what is the Baroque anyway? Guided by Katy Hessel, art historian and founder of @thegreatwomenartists, discover the glittering paintings by Sofonisba Anguissola of the Renaissance, the radical work of Harriet Powers in the nineteenth-century United States and the artist who really invented the "readymade." Explore the Dutch Golden Age, the astonishing work of postwar artists in Latin America, and the women defining art in the 2020s. Have your sense of art history overturned and your eyes opened to many artforms often ignored or dismissed. From the Cornish coast to Manhattan, Nigeria to Japan, this is the history of art as it's never been told before"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780393881868
  • ISBN: 0393881865
  • Physical Description: 458 pages, 53 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2022 by Hutchinson Heinemann."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one: paving the way c.1500-c.1900. Painting herself into the canon ; Looking to a heroic past ; From Realism to Spiritualism -- Part two: what made art modern c.1870-c.1950. War, identity and the Paris avant-garde ; The aftermath of the First World War ; Modernism in the Americas ; War and the rise of new methods and media -- Part three: postwar women c.1949-c.1970. The great era of experimentalism ; Political change and new abstractions ; The body ; Weaving new traditions -- Part four: taking ownership 1970-2000. The era of feminism ; The 1980s ; The 1990s ; Radical change in Britain -- Part five: still writing 2000-present. Decolonising narratives and reworking traditions ; Figuration in the twenty-first century ; The 2020s -- Glossary -- Timeline.
Subject: Art > History.
Art, Modern > History.
Women artists.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 700.82 (Text) 33062009764425 New Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 10/18/2023

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