Synopses & Reviews
This exciting series situates the work of individual artists within the bigger picture of modern art. The uninitiated reader and the scholar alike need look no further to understand the prevailing art tendencies of our time. The development of modern and contemporary art has been dominated by fundamental, revolutionary movements - such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Conceptual or Minimal art - and recurring themes: the artist's relation to the body; to the environment; to questions of gender and identity. The Themes and Movements series is the first to document twentieth-century and recent art fully by combining expert narrative, key works and original documents. As exhaustive as a full-scale museum overview, each volume presents the key works of art associated with a particular tendency. The series also offers direct access to the voice of the artist and to primary texts and documents by critics, historians, curators, and theorists. A unique archive of the innovations, discourses and controversies that have shaped art today, each book features a comprehensive survey by a distinguished scholar.
"Art and Feminism is a handsome, meaty volume which provides an excellent overview or the influence of feminist theory and politics on four decades of art my women artists...The sheet heft of lavishly produced images will be indispensable to scholars, critics and artists."- Art Monthly
"Immensely important...a valuable resource."- Contemporary
"Long overdue...an indespensable read for everyone."- i-D
"Beautifully designed, it is the first fully illustrated, comprehensive survey of key feminist works and texts."- The Art Newspaper -- This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.