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Great Housewives of Art Paperback – 3 Nov 1988


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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st ed edition (3 Nov. 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0586205306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0586205303
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.7 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 248,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Behind every great artist stands the prime source of his inspiration – the woman in his life. Seldom publicly recognised, the lives of these women have hitherto remained largely shrouded in mystery. Now Sally Swain remedies years of social injustice by allowing us a glimpse at the daily routines of the 'Great Housewives of Art', from Mrs Magritte tidying the hat-rack to Mrs Duchamp's attempts to rid herself of those unsightly facial hairs.

This brilliant and hilarious series of pastiches is not only the most original humorous book of our time, but also a provocative sideways glance at the role of women and the nature of art.

About the Author

Sally Swain is a former Texan cowboy turned writer and film maker. His films have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and represented the US in international conferences.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GuinevereGolden on 30 Oct. 2013
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This wee volume is a lot of fun. I advise you not to use it as a loo-book though as your visitors may not emerge for quite some time. I've given this book as a gift to several friends and they expressed appreciation.
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By Goldfrapper on 23 Sept. 2014
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This is a really funny and entertaining book - a pastiche of famous artists' styles, each showing the 'artist's wife' performing some everyday task around the house. Well worth getting. (This appears to be the original, I've never heard of a 'Revisited' edition).
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By B. Mcguinn on 24 Jun. 2013
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I really enjoyed the images presented in this slim volume. Well worth a look for anyone who can see the lighter side of some of the great art of the last century.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By yvonne.r on 15 Nov. 2011
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This is pretty disappointing compared to her original book. She really should have stopped while she was winning. But do buy her first book 'Great Housewives of Art' (as opposed to this one which is the same name with 'revisited' at the end).
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By valerie j collins on 7 Jan. 2015
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Very good delivery and excellent book.
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