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The art of feminism : images that shaped the fight for equality, 1857-2017

Author: Helena ReckittLucinda GoslingHilary RobinsonAmy TobinMaria BalshawAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2018 editionView all editions and formats
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Since its inception, the women's movement has harnessed the power of the image to transmit its message. From the posters of the Suffrage Atelier, to the photographs of Carrie Mae Weems, this comprehensive survey traces the ways in which feminists have shaped art and visual culture from the mid-nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Featuring more than 350 works of art, illustration, photography, performance,
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helena Reckitt; Lucinda Gosling; Hilary Robinson; Amy Tobin; Maria Balshaw; Xabier Arakistain
ISBN: 9781452169927 1452169926
OCLC Number: 1019633770
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Suffrage and beyond 1857-1949 --
Femininity and freedom : from being seen to being heard --
The march of the women : visualizing suffrage --
To war and to work : on the battlefield and in the factory --
A new woman emerges : pushing boundaries, celebrating difference --
Defining feminism 1960-1988 --
Homesickness : domestic politics --
Resistance and rage : raising consciousness and fighting back --
Finding feminist history : refiguring the past --
Sense and sensibility : touching/seeing/hearing/feeling --
Redefining feminism 1989-present --
The public feminist : engaging audiences beyond the art world --
The personal feminist : making the personal political --
The citizen feminist : citizenship and politics --
The activist feminist : making interventions.
Other Titles: Images that shaped the fight for equality, 1857-2017
Responsibility: Helena Reckitt, consulting editor ; written by Lucinda Gosling, Hilary Robinson, and Amy Tobin ; preface by Maria Balshaw ; foreword by Xabier Arakistain.

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Since its inception, the women's movement has harnessed the power of the image to transmit its message. From the posters of the Suffrage Atelier, to the photographs of Carrie Mae Weems, this comprehensive survey traces the ways in which feminists have shaped art and visual culture from the mid-nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Featuring more than 350 works of art, illustration, photography, performance, graphic design, and public protest, this stunning volume showcases the vibrancy and daring of the feminist aesthetic over the last 150 years.

Featured artists include: Beyonce, Louise Bourgeois, Andrea Bowers, Judy Chicago, Vanessa German, Jenny Holzer, Frida Kahlo, Barbara Kruger, Ana Mendieta, Sethembile Msezane, Zanele Muholi, Shirin Neshat, Pussy Riot.

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