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Women, Art, and Society (World of Art) Paperback – March 26, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 4th edition (March 26, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500203938
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500203934
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.7 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A richly academic, momentous volume of art history which traces the arduous path that women artists continue to forge. -- ForeWord Magazine, Fall 2002

An ideal source for students and scholars alike. -- Choice

Chadwick opens up whole new ways of thinking about familiar images. -- Women's Art Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Whitney Chadwick is Professor of Art at San Francisco State University.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Teri Ford on August 11, 2001
Format: Paperback
The information in this book should be in every Art History 101 text book, but unfortunately it isn't! It does read like a good text book and there are lots of illustrations (although there could be lots more). Chadwick is in expert in her field. Anyone interested in Art History should know what this book covers...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By IQ Films on March 17, 2010
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This was a brilliant Study that highlights the achievement of often neglected female artists. Chadwick's approach does not only look at the artist themselves, but she delves into their specific works to unveil the mask of what has been viewed with a gender bias eye. It takes a look at art dating back from the middle ages, up until now. Definitely a phenomenal piece and very well written.

If you enjoyed this as much as I have, I would recommend checking out, Who Does She Think She Is? Its a documentary about 5 women who struggle to balance time between artistic expression and practical living in a world where most people cannot name 1 single female artist. Who Does She Think She Is? House Party Kit
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Carla on August 25, 2012
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This book may be impressive to Ms. Chadwick's colleagues but it leaves a lot to be desired as a teaching/learning tool. It rambles on and on in complex and odd vocabulary that requires a dictionary on hand for even an avid reader. There is a lot of name dropping but not much in the way of explanation of concepts or descriptions of artwork. It lacks terribly in informative content. This is not a book for someone whose goal is to obtain clear information and get a thorough understanding of feminist art.
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By M Andrews on July 15, 2014
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Great book. Must read!!
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By Sophi301 on January 2, 2014
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Women, Art and History are not my favorite subjects, so when I saw a little of both crammed into a text book, I was less than excited. However, this book contains tons of information. The layout of the text is easy to follow and the small compact size makes it easy to tote around. I'd recommend this book for someone who wants a little more than the basics on Women, Art and History. This book is a great reference to use for research.
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By Joan Crane on May 9, 2013
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I always select a book in good conditions or better and this one met my expectations. Thank you I am very happy with my purchase.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Parker on September 18, 2008
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Fine classroom text, interesting read:

This book with m. Slatkin's book to assist with organization, are good classroom texts and both excellant reads.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spazmastic on September 17, 2012
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I obviously got this book for a class so it was clearly not a pleasure read. It was very informative and opens your eyes to women artists throught history and the social development from the 1400's through today. Very interesting text book.
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