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The Story of Art Without Men

The Story of Art Without Men

The Story of Art Without Men

By Katy Hessel  
"Sweeping . . . Part revisionist history, part coffee-table book, part collective portrait, part archival treasure hunt."—Tiana Reid, The New York Times  

"The Story of Art Without Men is an extraordinary achievement that will have a disruptive cultural legacy and help determine the landscape for years to come." —Helena Lee, Harper’s Bazaar

"[The Story of Art Without Men] should become a founding text in the history of art by women . . . Inspiring and indispensable."—Bidisha Mamta, Guardian

Instant New York Times bestseller

The story of art as it’s never been told before, from the Renaissance to the present day, with more than 300 works of art.

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?

Guided by Katy Hessel, art historian and founder of @thegreatwomenartists, discover the glittering paintings by Sofonisba Anguissola of the Renaissance, the radical work of Harriet Powers in the nineteenth-century United States and the artist who really invented the “readymade.” Explore the Dutch Golden Age, the astonishing work of postwar artists in Latin America, and the women defining art in the 2020s. Have your sense of art history overturned and your eyes opened to many artforms often ignored or dismissed. From the Cornish coast to Manhattan, Nigeria to Japan, this is the history of art as it’s never been told before.

512 pages
W. W. Norton, 2023
6.4 x 9.6 inches
ISBN 9780393881868     
Art History, Women's Studies

$45.00 $45.00