Great Women Artists (Hardcover)

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Five centuries of fascinating female creativity presented in more than 400 compelling artworks and one comprehensive volume

The most extensive fully illustrated book of women artists ever published, Great Women Artists reflects an era where art made by women is more prominent than ever. In museums, galleries, and the art market, previously overlooked female artists, past and present, are now gaining recognition and value. Featuring more than 400 artists from more than 50 countries and spanning 500 years of creativity, each artist is represented here by a key artwork and short text. This essential volume reveals a parallel yet equally engaging history of art for an age that champions a greater diversity of voices.

"Real changes are upon us, and today one can reel off the names of a number of first-rate women artists. Nevertheless, women are just getting started."—The New Yorker

About the Author

Introductory essay by Rebecca Morrill

Artist texts by James Cahill, Louisa Elderton, Elizabeth Fullerton, Orit Gat, Ferren Gipson, PL Henderson, Katy Hessel, Catalina Imizcoz, Louisa Lee, Henry Little, Helen Luckett, Kathleen Madden, Henry Martin, Tom Melick, Rebecca Morrill, Yates Norton, Cleo Roberts, Matthew Price, Gabrielle Schwartz, Robert Shane, Mitch Speed, David Trigg, Ellen Mara De Wachter

Praise For…

"A comprehensive tome featuring over 400 pioneering female talents across half a millennium-all of whom made an indelible mark on the art world."—Galerie Magazine

"Interview believes every damn day is worthy of celebrating great women, and Great Women Artists makes it easy... If only all our college art history textbooks were this much fun."—Interview Magazine Online

"Phaidon are helping to redress the balance with this encyclopaedic volume that examines 500 years of great art by great women artists... no self respecting art lover should be without a copy."—Culture Whisper

"...A wide-ranging collection of exceptional work by women."—O, The Oprah Magazine

"An epic survey."—Harper's Bazaar

"There is a wonderful discovery aspect to this book... This book not only celebrates women artists, but also demonstrates their resilience and unmatched talent through history."—Kering Americas president Laurent Ciaquin

Product Details
ISBN: 9780714878775
ISBN-10: 0714878774
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2019
Pages: 464