Art and Feminism

Art and Feminism

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The rich diversity of art informed by feminism since the 1960s
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Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 250 x 290 x 25mm | 1,025.12g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged, Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • 166 col & 74 b/w
  • 0714863912
  • 9780714863917
  • 121,739

Review Text

"Beautifully designed."—The Art Newspaper



"Art and Feminismis a handsome, meaty book which provides an excellent overview of the influence of feminist theory and politics on four decades of women artists... Wide-ranging, well researched... A significant resource... The curators of the book make startling and informative connections... The sheer heft of lavishly produced images will be indispensable to scholars, critics and artists."—Art Monthly



"Excellent... A superb resumé."—Time Out



"Long overdue... An indispensable read for everyone."—i-D



"Highlights the richness, complexity and importance of the feminist movement in generating art of every conceivable form and medium."—The Art Newspaper



"Immensely important... A valuable resource for students and all others interested in the topic."—Contemporary



"Phaidon's Themes and Movements series seeks to provide the late 20th-century art history books of the future."—Art Monthly
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Review quote

"Beautifully designed."-The Art Newspaper "Art and Feminismis a handsome, meaty book which provides an excellent overview of the influence of feminist theory and politics on four decades of women artists... Wide-ranging, well researched... A significant resource... The curators of the book make startling and informative connections... The sheer heft of lavishly produced images will be indispensable to scholars, critics and artists."-Art Monthly "Excellent... A superb resume."-Time Out "Long overdue... An indispensable read for everyone."-i-D "Highlights the richness, complexity and importance of the feminist movement in generating art of every conceivable form and medium."-The Art Newspaper "Immensely important... A valuable resource for students and all others interested in the topic."-Contemporary "Phaidon's Themes and Movements series seeks to provide the late 20th-century art history books of the future."-Art Monthly
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About Peggy Phelan

Helena Reckitt is an independent writer and arts organizer with a long-standing critical research interest in feminist art and theory. A former commissioning editor at Routledge, and head of talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Reckitt was Curator at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia 2002-2005. She was co-editor, with Joel Oppenheimer, of Acting on AIDS: Sex, Drugs, and Politics (1998) and curated the exhibition 'Found Wanting' (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 2000).

Peggy Phelan, a leading feminist theorist of contemporary art and performance, has written extensively on contemporary visual arts and performance from feminist pscyhoanalytic perspectives. Phelan taught in the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University from 1985 to 2002 and is currently the Ann O'Day Maples Chair in the Arts and Professor of Drama and English at Stanford University. She is the auhtor of Unmarked: The Politics of Performance (1993), Mourning Sex (1997) and co-editor of The Ends of Performance (1998). From 1997-99 Phelan was the recipient of a project fellowship from the Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundataion's Project on Death in America.
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