Author(s): Peggy Phelan
Art and Feminism is a must-have resource for those interested in contemporary art, art history, and feminist and gender studies. The book features the work of 150 artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Paula Rego, Roni Horn, and Orlan. Art and Feminism is unique in the way it juxtaposes artists, theories and artistic practices, not usually discussed together. The sections are divided thematically, with section headings such as 'Identity crises' 'Corporeality,' 'Personalizing the political' and 'femmes de siecle' suggesting the breadth of studies and movements examined in the book. This is a resource unparalleled in the study of feminist art, for all those with an interest in art, or the feminist movement.
"Art and Feminism is a handsome, meaty volume which provides an excellent overview or the influence of feminist theory and politics on four decades of art my women artists...The sheet heft of lavishly produced images will be indispensable to scholars, critics and artists." - "Art Monthly" "Immensely important...a valuable resource." - "Contemporary" "Long overdue...an indespensable read for everyone."- "Beautifully designed, it is the first fully illustrated, comprehensive survey of key feminist works and texts." - "The Art Newspaper" " This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition."
Peggy Phelan is among the best-known contemporary feminist theorists, with a particular focus on contemporary visual arts and performance from feminist psychoanalytic perspectives. Phelan taught in the Department of Performance, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, from 1985-2002, and is currently the Ann O'Day Maples Chair in the Arts and Professor of Drama and English at Stanford University. Helena Reckitt is an independent writer and arts organizer. A former commissioning editor at Routledge, and head of talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Reckitt was also curator at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia.