Art and Feminism

Art and Feminism is a major resource presenting the rich diversity of art informed by feminism

Edited by Helena Reckitt, with a survey by Peggy Phelan


Price: USD$24.95

Art and Feminism' is a must-have resource for those interested in contemporary art, art history, and feminist and gender studies.

The book features the work of 150 artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Paula Rego, Roni Horn, and Orlan.

Art and Feminism is unique in the way it juxtaposes artists, theories and artistic practices, not usually discussed together.

The sections are divided thematically, with section headings such as identity crises, corporeality, personalizing the political and femmes de siecle suggesting the breadth of studies and movements examined in the book.

Art and Feminism is a resource unparalleled in the study of feminist art, for all those with an interest in art, or the feminist movement.


Format: Paperback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 204 pp
Illustrations: 257 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714863917

Peggy Phelan is among the best-known contemporary feminist theorists, with a particular focus on contemporary visual arts and performance from feminist psychoanalytic perspectives. Phelan taught in the Department of Performance, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, from 1985-2002, and is currently the Ann O’Day Maples Chair in the Arts and Professor of Drama and English at Stanford University.

‘Beautifully designed' – The Art Newspaper

‘A handsome meaty book which provides an excellent overview of the influence of feminist theory and practice on four decades of women artists…wide-ranging, well researched…a significant resource…the sheer heft of lavishly produced images will be indispensible to scholars, critics and artists.’ – Art Monthly

‘Excellent….a superb résumé’ – 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

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