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Women artists
Barlow, Margaret.
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Publication Information:
[New York] : Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, [1999]

Physical Description:
328 pages : color illustrations ; 37 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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N8354 .B37 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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The achievements of women in the arts have, until recently, been a well-kept secret, and the (re)discovery of women artists is one of the great ongoing adventures of the twentieth century, revealing vibrant, long neglected chapters in humanity's history, and redefining our very understanding of what art is. Women Artists presents a wealth of information on the subject with nearly 300 colour plates of works by extraordinary female artists spanning five centuries.

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Library Journal Review

This beautiful, oversize, and especially well-crafted volume surveys women artists from the Middle Ages through the present. A chronological summary by Barlow, associate editor of the Women's Art Journal, touches on nearly 300 painters and sculptors--whose works are then highlighted by the 281 large, high-quality color plates making up the bulk of the book. Geared to those unfamiliar with the subject, this study is not path-breaking but will, as Barlow hoped, "inspire others to learn more." Unfortunately, there are neither footnotes nor a bibliography, and it will be up to librarians to recommend further reading on the subject, e.g., the basic reference Dictionary of Women Artists (LJ 12/97), Frances Borzello's fascinating Seeing Ourselves: Women's Self-Portraits (LJ 9/1/98), and Elizabeth Martin and Vivian Meyer's Female Gazes: Seventy-Five Woman Artists (Second Story, 1997). Highly recommended for the browsing reader and for interested students and scholars of all ages.--Mary Hamel-Schwulst, Towson Univ., MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.