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This concisely written book introduces readers to the most recent contributions of women to the history of art from the ancient past to the year 2000 It also focuses on the roles of women as patrons and collectors along with the ways in which women have been represented. This book came with my office when I accepted my current teaching position 6 years ago The edition I read was published in 1985 and then again in 1990 with as far as I can tell few edits Most of my complaints about the book were probably hopefully addressed in later editionsThe book does just what the title suggests It gives a brief introduction to a whole bunch of female artists both generally and specifically from antiuity to the present A lack of specific records for women artists from antiuity through the middles ages means that these sections are written generally and give a description of living and working conditions as well as societal and cultural expectations for women and by extension women artists at these times and in various locales Later as records improve the book gives short biographical and artistic introductions to specific female artists As you might guess if you've read much art history published before about 2000 or after this book is very western centric The history moves from ancient Egypt to Greece then to Europe from the middle ages through the late 1800s In the 20th century apparently most female artists work in the United States This is basically what I expected reading an English language book published in the US That being said I would love to read a similar book giving an overview of women's roles in ancient and medieval Asia or women's roles in art around the world spanning all of history This book however did a very satisfactory job giving a useful and interesting introduction to women's roles in art and specific women artists The early history was good the individual biographies were interesting I learned things I didn't already knowI got a bit annoyed when we reached the 20th century because of two missing artists I was surprised the book did not include Frida Kahlo or Yoko Ono Both of these women artists are well known and contributed to the history and modern understanding of art and women's roles in art Maybe Wendy Slatkin knows something I don't maybe I have a skewed view of what was important in 20th century art but I was surprised nonethelessOther flaws in the book Barbara Kruger's name is spelled incorrectly Krugar which pains me And none of the illustrations are in color which also pains me I have not looked carefully at later editions of the book to see who has been added or whether later editions are in color My edition of the book ends with what feels to me some abruptness in the early 80s Maya Ying Lin's brand new Vietnam Memorial is the last mention in the book and Cindy Sherman's biography indicates that the author looks forward to seeing what she will do with her career It is unreasonable to criticize an old edition for failing to see the future but it is still strange to read an old book from the vantage point of almost 30 years laterIn sum read this book and recommend this book but make sure you get a later edition I am now going to check that we have at least one edition in our school library

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States and Victorian England; the Post World War II Era; contemporary art; and a conclusion of global issues for women artists past present and future For artists and art lovers looking to truly understand and appreciate the outstanding contributions of women to the fie. this book is not up to par with my art history prof's lectures on the subject It is however one of the most affordable texts for studying Women in Art Rarely do I read textbooks cover to cover but for Slatkin's I made an exception It is extremely readable and interesting ommitting its few mistakes in grammar and erronious dates on two of the paintings

Wendy Slatkin º 9 review

In imagery in different periods Organized chronologically of western civilizations and the roles women have played in their visual cultures it highlights contributions from the Middle Ages to the present Coverage includes Europe from 1450 1800; 19th Century France United. So far while the book is very thorough I don't find it unbiased I am reading this book for class and in conjunction with another book that covers nearly the same artists This book is very pro fem and sort of puts down the males of the time Don't get me wrong I love a good gender war but this is a text book I just feel it could be less soap boxy This is my very humble opinion

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Women Artists in History From Antiuity to the Present
  • Wendy Slatkin
  • English
  • 13 February 2017
  • 9780130273192

4 thoughts on “Women Artists in History From Antiuity to the Present

  1. says:

    This book came with my office when I accepted my current teaching position 6 years ago The edition I read was published in 1985 and then again in 1990 with as far as I can tell few edits Most of my complaints about the book were probably hopefully addressed in later editionsThe book does just what the title suggests It gives a brief introduction to a whole bunch of female artists both generally and specifically from antiuity to the present A lack of specific records for women artists from antiuity through the middles ages means that these sections are written generally and give a description of living and working conditions as well as societal and cultural expectations for women and by extension women artists at these times and in various locales Later as records improve the book gives short biographical and artistic introductions to specific female artists As you might guess if you've read much art history published before about 2000 or after this book is very western centric The history moves from ancient Egypt to Greece then to Europe from the middle ages through the late 1800s In the 20th century apparently most female artists work in the United States This is basically what I expected reading an English language book published in the US That being said I would love to read a similar book giving an overview of women's roles in ancient and medieval Asia or women's roles in art around the world spanning all of history This book however did a very satisfactory job giving a useful and interesting introduction to women's roles in art and specific women artists The early history was good the individual biographies were interesting I learned things I didn't already knowI got a bit annoyed when we reached the 20th century because of two missing artists I was surprised the book did not include Frida Kahlo or Yoko Ono Both of these women artists are well known and contributed to the history and modern understanding of art and women's roles in art Maybe Wendy Slatkin knows something I don't maybe I have a skewed view of what was important in 20th century art but I was surprised nonethelessOther flaws in the book Barbara Kruger's name is spelled incorrectly Krugar which pains me And none of the illustrations are in color which also pains me I have not looked carefully at later editions of the book to see who has been added or whether later editions are in color My edition of the book ends with what feels to me some abruptness in the early 80s Maya Ying Lin's brand new Vietnam Memorial is the last mention in the book and Cindy Sherman's biography indicates that the author looks forward to seeing what she will do with her career It is unreasonable to criticize an old edition for failing to see the future but it is still strange to read an old book from the vantage point of almost 30 years laterIn sum read this book and recommend this book but make sure you get a later edition I am now going to check that we have at least one edition in our school library

  2. says:

    So far while the book is very thorough I don't find it unbiased I am reading this book for class and in conjunction with another book that covers nearly the same artists This book is very pro fem and sort of puts down the males of the time Don't get me wrong I love a good gender war but this is a text book I just feel it could be less soap boxy This is my very humble opinion

  3. says:

    this book is not up to par with my art history prof's lectures on the subject It is however one of the most affordable texts for studying Women in Art Rarely do I read textbooks cover to cover but for Slatkin's I made an exception It is extremely readable and interesting ommitting its few mistakes in grammar and erronious dates on two of the paintings

  4. says:

    For Art 491

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