Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader

Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader
Library Shelf Location 06.WOME
Publication Date 2015

The definitive anthology of writings on women artists by Linda Nochlin, one of the most influential voices in feminist art history

Since the 1970s, Linda Nochlin has pioneered a radical approach to the history of art that focuses on the impact of gender on both the creation and the appreciation of art. This book features all her most important essays from the last forty years, whether on women artists or on the broader issues of women’s role in the arts.

Included are her major thematic texts ‘Women Artists After the French Revolution’ and ‘Starting from Scratch: The Beginnings of Feminist Art History’, as well as her seminal 1971 essay ‘Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?’ and its rejoinder, published thirty years later.

The book’s monographic essays focus on major women artists, including Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Louise Bourgeois, Cecily Brown, Joan Mitchell, Alice Neel, Kiki Smith, Liza Lou and Miwa Yanagi.

An introduction by Maura Reilly provides an overview of Nochlin’s life and work and an analysis of her impact and continuing influence on younger scholars, and a specially commissioned interview with Nochlin investigates the status of women artists today.

ISBN 9780500239292
Quantity 1
Pages 472
Editor Maura Reilly
Author Linda Nochlin
Format Hardback
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Related Artists Miwa Yanagi, Liza Lou, Kiki Smith, Alice Neel, Joan Mitchell, Cecily Brown, Louise Bourgeois, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt
Categories Art by Subject, Surveys of Modern & Contemporary Art, Theory
Keywords Feminism, Women
Language English

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