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UK £24.95
US $39.95
CAN $43.95
Hardback with jacket
160 pages
110 illustrations, 90 in colour
27.5 x 21 cm (10.75 x 8.5 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4564-4
Danger! Women Artists at Work
Debra N. Mancoff

The conventional history of art is one of great men making great paintings, and displaying their works to a predominantly male audience in male-run institutions. Women, however, have had a role, often working behind the scenes, out of sight or in resistance to prevailing attitudes and practices. And it is in these exceptions to the rules of the masculine world of art-making that women artists have been perceived as groundbreaking, defiant and even subversive. A compelling selection of more than 60 artists from the early Renaissance to the present day, among them Judith Leyster, Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo and Louise Bourgeois, Danger! Women Artists at Work explores the most intriguing and provocative aspects of art by women who shook up the art world. Through a lively introduction and six thematic chapters dealing with such subjects as the ways in which women have challenged the boundaries of expression and how they have viewed the human body, Debra N. Mancoff presents an absorbing tale of those who have struggled and triumphed in their efforts to transform the visual arts.


A provocative exploration of the way in which art is transformed through a woman’s point of view

Includes a captivating selection of groundbreaking female artists throughout history, from Artemisia Gentileschi and Rosa Bonheur to Cindy Sherman and Tracey Emin

Beautiful illustrations accompanied by concise, engaging commentaries by acclaimed art historian Debra N. Mancoff

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Debra N. Mancoff is Adjunct Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her publications include Van Gogh’s Flowers (1999), Monet’s Garden in Art (2001) and Flora Symbolica: Flowers in Pre-Raphaelite Art (2003). She lectures regularly at many of the major museums in the United States and Great Britain.

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Well-written, accessible and full of beautiful prints

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