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Voyaging out : British women artists from suffrage to the sixties

Author: Carolyn Trant
Publisher: London ; New York, New York : Thames and Hudson, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Consider for a moment the history of modern art in Britain; you may struggle to land on a narrative that features very many women. On this journey through a fascinating period of social change, artist Carolyn Trant fills in some of the gaps in traditional art histories. Introducing the lives and works of a rich network of neglected women artists, 'Voyaging Out' sets these alongside such renowned presences as Barbara  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Trant
ISBN: 9780500021828 0500021821
OCLC Number: 1108707489
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Daughters of the sun : the life class --
Blessed company : being in the right group --
Not merely a window : a ne kind of representation --
A room of one's own : from cupboard to studio --
Alternative arrangements : life, art and sexuality --
Women on top : influence in the art world --
On growth and form : modernism and abstraction --
The subversive eye : surrealism and democracy --
Art for love : neo-romanticism --
Education through art : women artists as teachers --
Proletarians and painters : political women --
These things that war has made : art of the world wars --
Thinking in common : topography and creative clusters --
Significant others : artists' partnerships --
Three salutary tales : careers and conflicts --
In the service of art : visions of the muse --
The kitchen sink : domesticity and the making of art --
This is tomorrow : signs of change.
Responsibility: Carolyn Trant.

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A fascinating new account of the work and lives of Britain's women artists in the twentieth century.  Read more...

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'A wonderfully rich panorama of creative lives, by turns elegiac and celebratory. Truthful, practical and open-minded, Trant's book points us in new directions' - Alexandra Harris

 
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