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The Story of Art without Men

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'a spirited, inspiring, brilliantly illustrated history of female artistic endeavour from Properzia de’ Rossi in the early 16th century to Tracey Emin, Lubaina Himid and  Cornelia Parker today...Reading Hessel is a pleasure and a spur. ' - The Times

An inspiring, brilliantly illustrated history of female artistic endeavour

How many women artists do you know? Who makes art history? Did women even work as artists before the twentieth century? And what is the Baroque anyway? Discover the glittering Sofonisba Anguissola of the Renaissance, the radical work of Harriet Powers in the nineteenth-century USA and the artist who really invented the Readymade.

Explore the Dutch Golden Age, the astonishing work of post-War artists in Latin America and the women artists defining art in the 2020s. Have your sense of art history overturned, and your eyes opened to many art forms often overlooked or dismissed. From the Cornish coast to Manhattan, Nigeria to Japan, this is the story of art for our times - one with women at its heart.

A Times Art Book of the Year 2022.

  • Author: Katy Hessel
  • Hardcover: 520 pages 
  • Date published: September 2022
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781529151145
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.4 cm

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