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Women Artists: An Illustrated History

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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.; 3rd Revised edition edition (26 Sept. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789203456
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789203458
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 25.4 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,583,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The last 20 years of scholarship have brought many forgotten women artists to attention, but too often their presentation has been marred by anachronistic feminist rhetoric. Nancy G. Heller's Lucid, evenhanded "Women Artists is a noteworthy exception." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Nancy G. Heller is Professor of Art History at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Dr. Heller has published numerous articles on the visual and performing arts; her most recent bookss are Women Artists: Works from the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the forthcoming Why a Painting Is Like a Pizza: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Modern Art. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institution, and the American Association of University Women. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
However, not only does it have full colour beautiful pictures (and lets face it, why else do you buy art books!), it has imformative and intellagent information about these talanted women.It is also a big book so your not looking at tiny pictures and such has the pride of being one of the best art books on my book shelf. There is one falt though, it only has on average one picture per artist and I would have liked to see more with the book twice the size. But that must be for future publications.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x99b87a20) out of 5 stars 12 reviews
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HASH(0x99bb16f0) out of 5 stars Very good 28 Jun. 2000
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This book is an excellent introduction to women artists throughtout the ages. I discovered some I had never heard of before and as a result bought other books to learn more. The only regrets I have is that it omitted some very interesting painters, like Tamara de Lempicka, and the section on contemporary artists was too heavy on US artists. Otherwise excellent with great illustrations.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99bb1b58) out of 5 stars Encyclopaedia of Women Artists 23 Oct. 2005
By Ines Sanchez - Published on
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I wanted a encyclopaedia like of women artists and this comes close to it. It is not all inclusive but it has a good number of entries, including the well known ones and the not so well known. I wish it had had more international women artists. I like the fact that it had good color illustrations. I am glad it is included in my art library. It is a good bargain for the price. This is a reference book.
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HASH(0x99bb1b04) out of 5 stars Great first art book! 9 Oct. 2007
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Format: Paperback
This is the first art book I ever read and really enjoyed it.

The book includes sort of mini-bios of each artist with descriptions of her artwork and one representative illustration. I noticed details of each artists' work that I probably would not have noticed on my own, and the book made me want to look up a number of the artists in order to see the rest of their works - and to me, this is indicative of a good book - one they leads you on to want to know more!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99bb1ea0) out of 5 stars Best art book 14 Jan. 2014
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I love this book because it has wonderful color illustrations of the art work. Nancy Heller's writing about the artists is interesting and knowledgeable.
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HASH(0x99bb1d50) out of 5 stars Five Stars 26 July 2014
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It's about time we noticed women artists
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