A long-needed corrective and alternative view of Western art history, these seventeen essays by respected scholars are arranged chronologically and cover every major period from the ancient Egyptian to the present. While several of the essays deal with major women artists, the book is essentially about Western art history and the extent to which it has been distorted, in every period, by sexual bias. With 306 illustrations.
Table of Contents
* Introduction: Feminism and Art History Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard. * Matrilineal Reinterpretation of Some Egyptian Sacred Cows Nancy Luomala. * The Great Goddess and the Palace Architecture of Crete Vincent Scully. * Mourners on Greek Vases: Remarks on the Social History of Women Christine Mitchell Havelock. * Social Status and Gender in Roman Art: The Case of the Saleswoman Natalie Boymel Kampen. * Eve and Mary: Conflicting Images of Medieval Woman Henry Kraus. * Taking a Second Look: Observations on the Iconography of a French Queen, Jeanne de Bourbon (13381378) Claire Richter Sherman. * Delilah Madlyn Millner Kahr. * Artemisia and Susanna M. D. Garrard. * Judith Leysters PropositionBetween Virtue and Vice Frima Fox Hofrichter. * Art History and Its Exclusions: The Example of Dutch Art Svetlana Alpers. * Happy Mothers and Other New Ideas in Eighteenth-Century French Art Carol Duncan. * Lost and Found: Once More the Fallen Woman Linda Nochlin. * Degass Misogyny N. Broude. * Gender or Genius? The Woman Artists of German Expressionism Alessandra Comini. * Virility and Domination in Early Twentieth-Century Vanguard Painting C. Duncan. * Miriam Schapiro and Femmage: Reflections on the Conflict Between Decoration and Abstraction in Twentieth-Century Art N. Broude. * Quilts: The Great American Art Patricia Mainardi.