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The Art of Feminism, Revised Edition

Helena Reckitt
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Featuring a new package and an additional 60 pages of material, this revised edition of The Art of Feminism covers an even more impressive range of artworks, artists, movements, and perspectives. Since the debut of the original ...
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Featuring a new package and an additional 60 pages of material, this revised edition of The Art of Feminism covers an even more impressive range of artworks, artists, movements, and perspectives.

Since the debut of the original volume in 2018, The Art of Feminism has offered readers an in-depth examination of its subject that is still unparalleled in scope. The comprehensive survey traces the ways in which feminists—from the suffragettes and World War II–era workers through twentieth-century icons like Judy Chicago and Carrie Mae Weems to the contemporary cutting-edge figures Zanele Muholi and Andrea Bowers—have employed visual arts in transmitting their messages. With more than 350 images of art, illustration, photography, and graphic design, this stunning volume showcases the vibrancy of the feminist aesthetic over two centuries. The new, updated edition of the book features revised and expanded material in each of the book's original sections, as well as entirely new material dedicated to the art pieces that have shifted the landscape of feminist art today. This new material includes: women artists of the Bauhaus; grassroots and experimental curatorial efforts; a broader range of performance artists; and recent art shows and works, such as Kara Walker's Fons Americanus, which debuted at London's Tate Modern museum in 2020.

UNIQUE IN SCOPE: The breadth and inclusiveness of this volume sets it apart and makes it the definitive book on international feminist art. The new edition brings the book into the current moment, ensuring that this groundbreaking volume remains relevant and fresh. It features an astonishing roster of artists, including:

  • Barbara Kruger
  • Sophie Calle
  • Marina Abramovic
  • Judy Chicago
  • Faith Ringgold
  • Cindy Sherman
  • Ana Mendieta
  • Zanele Muholi
  • Mickalene Thomas
  • Louise Bourgeois
  • Shirin Neshat
  • Andrea Bowers
  • Pina Bausch
  • JEB
  • Amrita Sher-Gil
  • Luchita Hurtado
  • Ayana Jackson
  • Patrisse Cullors

EXPERT AUTHORS: Lead author Helena Reckitt has assembled a team of experts who are superbly qualified to unpack the rich history, power, and symbolism of feminist art for a new modern-day audience.

UPDATED AND INCLUSIVE: This edition of the book features an even more diverse array of artists and artworks than the original, from the beautiful figurative paintings of Hungarian-Indian artist Amrita Sher-Gil to the thoroughly researched and extravagantly costumed self-portraits of American photographer Ayana Jackson.

Perfect for:

  • Feminists and activists
  • Art history lovers
  • College and graduate students
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 V
Publication Date: 10/04/2022
ISBN: 9781797217543
Professor Helena Reckitt is chair of the Women's Art Library and a senior lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths University. She lives in London.