Great Women Artists

Great Women Artists (Pre-order)


Five centuries of fascinating female creativity presented in more than 400 compelling artworks and one comprehensive volume

Shipped from 25 September 2019.


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Price: USD$59.95

Five centuries of fascinating female creativity presented in more than 400 compelling artworks and one comprehensive volume

The most extensive fully illustrated book of women artists ever published, Great Women Artists reflects an era where art made by women is more prominent than ever. In museums, galleries, and the art market, previously overlooked female artists, past and present, are now gaining recognition and value. Featuring more than 400 artists from more than 50 countries and spanning 500 years of creativity, each artist is represented here by a key artwork and short text. This essential volume reveals a parallel yet equally engaging history of art for an age that champions a greater diversity of voices.

"Real changes are upon us, and today one can reel off the names of a number of first-rate women artists. Nevertheless, women are just getting started."—The New Yorker



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 464 pp
Illustrations: 450 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714878775

Introductory essay by Rebecca Morrill

Artist texts by James Cahill, Louisa Elderton, Elizabeth Fullerton, Orit Gat, Ferren Gipson, PL Henderson, Katy Hessel, Catalina Imizcoz, Louisa Lee, Henry Little, Helen Luckett, Kathleen Madden, Henry Martin, Tom Melick, Rebecca Morrill, Yates Norton, Cleo Roberts, Matthew Price, Gabrielle Schwartz, Robert Shane, Mitch Speed, David Trigg, Ellen Mara De Wachter

Artists featured include:

Marina Abramović
Anni Albers
Diane Arbus
Mary Cassatt
Judy Chicago
Sonia Delaunay
Tracey Emin
Helen Frankenthaler
Artemisia Gentileschi
Nan Goldin
Lauren Greenfield
Barbara Hepworth
Jenny Holzer
Gwen John
Frida Kahlo
Angelica Kauffmann
Lee Krasner
Barbara Kruger
Yayoi Kusama
Annie Leibovitz
Agnes Martin
Georgia O’Keeffe
Yoko Ono
Paula Rego
Bridget Riley
Niki de Saint Phalle
Cindy Sherman
Dorothea Tanning
Rachel Whiteread

"A comprehensive tome featuring over 400 pioneering female talents across half a millennium-all of whom made an indelible mark on the art world."—Galerie Magazine

"Interview believes every damn day is worthy of celebrating great women, and Great Women Artists makes it easy... If only all our college art history textbooks were this much fun."—Interview Magazine Online

"Phaidon are helping to redress the balance with this encyclopaedic volume that examines 500 years of great art by great women artists... no self respecting art lover should be without a copy."—Culture Whisper

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Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
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