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Women, Art, and Society (World of Art) Paperback – 23 Apr 2007


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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 4 edition (23 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500203938
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500203934
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 0.4 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 367,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Whitney Chadwick is an art historian and the author of the critically acclaimed Women, Art, and Society. Her other books include Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement, the first full-length study of the women of surrealism, and the crime novel Framed. She is the co-editor of Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership and The Modern Woman Revisited: Paris Between the Wars, as well as a frequent contributor to exhibition catalogs and books on contemporary art.

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Whitney Chadwick is Professor of Art at San Francisco State University. Among her other books are Significant Others and Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement, both published by Thames & Hudson.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By sheila mckeogh on 18 July 2002
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Chadwicks masterly study of women in European art is incredibily well researched. She manages to uncover the forgotton contribution of women to the arts and the context of the contemporary worlds they lived within. Her dicussion of the major ideological trends in society and the arts is impressive. While it could have included more discussion on the non Anglo-American art scene, the book has proved invaluable in understanding the complexities of women in art history.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Patience on 24 Aug 2006
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This book presumes the reader has a good knowledge of art history etc., and goes into great depth with much detail. As I was looking for something more general I found it heavy going in places and thought the last sections devoted to modern art disappointing with quesionable examples. I think we all have an instinct for what is good art, and a lot of these simply aren't - they separate the masses from art, rather than integrate. Apart from that, it's good value, plenty of illustrations and well written. It'll stay on my shelf as a reference book I can dip into from time to time.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "stinky-minky" on 1 Feb 2004
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Chadwick's book is the definative in this genre, an absolute must read for anyone wishing to research this field.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike C on 24 Nov 2012
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Poor really with naff images. Not inspiring for people interested in art really. There are cheaper books which are more interesting. ~I found it unpickupable!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Should be required Art History text book 12 Aug 2001
By Teri Ford - Published on Amazon.com
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...
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant Study 17 Mar 2010
By IQ Films - Published on Amazon.com
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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
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Too many words about, well, nothing 25 Aug 2012
By Carla - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
Five Stars 15 July 2014
By M Andrews - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book. Must read!!
School Textbook...Not Bad 2 Jan 2014
By Sophi301 - Published on Amazon.com
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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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