Women Artists: An Illustrated History (Paperback)

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Firmly established as one of the premier histories of women in the fine arts, Nancy G. Heller's Women Artists returns in an expanded fourth edition.

With coverage of the 1990s and the beginning of the new millennium, nearly half the volume is now devoted to the remarkable period from 1960 to the present, when women artists emerged as the most dynamic force in contemporary art. New to this edition are innovative contemporary American artists, such as Janine Antoni and Renee Cox, as well as major international figures, including Iran's Shirin Neshat, Shahzia Sikander from Pakistan, and the Icelandic sculptor and performance artist Katrin Sigurdardottir. As in past editions, all the artists' works are represented in large-format color reproductions, and the artists' careers are examined in concise critical biographies.

About the Author

Nancy G. Heller is a Professor of Art History at The University of the Arts. She has also taught at several other colleges, including the University of Maryland, Texas A & M, and Georgetown University. Her most recent books are the fourth revised-and-expanded edition of Women Artists: An Illustrated History (Abbeville Press) and Why a Painting is Like a Pizza: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Modern Art (Princeton University Press). She also co-wrote and co-edited Imaging Dance: Visual Representations of Dancers and Dancing (Georg Olms Verlag) and contributed a chapter to Flamenco on the Global Stage: Historical, Critical, and Theoretical Perspectives (McFarland).

In addition to giving guest lectures for numerous museums, clubs, universities, and other venues, Heller has presented scholarly papers at art and dance-history conferences across the U.S. and also in Lisbon, London, Seville, Rome, and Cluj (Romania). Dr. Heller has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institution, the American Association of University Women, the Richard C. von Hess Foundation, and the government of Spain. Since 1984 she has been a student, teacher, teacher, and performer of Spanish dance, and a writer/lecturer on related subjects.

Praise For…

An attractive, even tempered survey of American and European women artists from the Renaissance to the present.
— Los Angeles Times

The last twenty years of scholarship have brought many forgotten women artists to attention, but too often their presentation has been marred by anachronistic feminist rhetoric. Nancy G. Heller's lucid, evenhanded Women Artists is a noteworthy exception.

— The Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780789207685
ISBN-10: 0789207680
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2003
Language: English