Art & Gender titles now in paperback

  • Intrepid Women

    Victorian Artists Travel

    Edited by Jordana Pomeroy

    Despite the increased visibility of Victorian women artists in museum exhibitions and historical studies, the art produced by Victorian women has been viewed through a restrictive lens. Scholars have focused on works produced for the marketplace, but have overlooked art created and displayed…

    Paperback – 2017-08-30

  • Of Armor and Men in Medieval England

    The Chivalric Rhetoric of Three English Knights' Effigies

    By Rachel Ann Dressler

    Despite the profusion of knightly effigies created between c. 1240 and c. 1330 for tombs throughout the British Isles, these commemorative figures are relatively unknown to art historians and medievalists. Until now, their rich visual impact and significance has been relatively unexplored by…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16

  • Interior Portraiture and Masculine Identity in France, 1789–1914

    Edited by Temma Balducci, Heather Belnap Jensen, Pamela J. Warner

    Focusing specifically on portraiture as a genre, this volume challenges scholarly assumptions that regard interior spaces as uniquely feminine. Contributors analyze portraits of men in domestic and studio spaces in France during the long nineteenth century; the preponderance of such portraits alone…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31

  • Women, Portraiture and the Crisis of Identity in Victorian England

    My Lady Scandalous Reconsidered

    By Colleen Denney

    Exploring the concept of portrait as memoir, Women, Portraiture and the Crisis of Identity in Victorian England: My Lady Scandalous Reconsidered examines the images and lives of four prominent Victorian women who steered their way through scandal to forge unique identities. The volume shows the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31

  • Redefining Gender in American Impressionist Studio Paintings

    Work Place/Domestic Space

    By Kirstin Ringelberg

    Were late nineteenth-century gender boundaries as restrictive as is generally held? In Redefining Gender in American Impressionist Studio Paintings: Work Place/Domestic Space, Kirstin Ringelberg argues that it is time to bring the current re-evaluation of the notion of separate spheres to these…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08

  • Saints, Sinners, and Sisters

    Gender and Northern Art in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    Edited by Jane L. Carroll, Alison G. Stewart

    A collection of original essays, Saints, Sinners, and Sisters showcases the diverse questions currently being asked by gender scholars dealing with French, Netherlandish and German art from the medieval and early modern periods. Moving beyond the reclamation of personalities and oeuvres of 'lost'…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06

  • Gender and Activism in a Little Magazine

    The Modern Figures of the Masses

    By Rachel Schreiber

    Interweaving nuanced discussions of politics, visuality, and gender, Gender and Activism in a Little Magazine uncovers the complex ways that gender figures into the graphic satire created by artists for the New York City-based socialist journal, the Masses. This exceptional magazine was published…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Crafting the Woman Professional in the Long Nineteenth Century

    Artistry and Industry in Britain

    Edited by Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi, Patricia Zakreski

    Over the course of the nineteenth century, women in Britain participated in diverse and prolific forms of artistic labour. As they created objects and commodities that blurred the boundaries between domestic and fine art production, they crafted subjectivities for themselves as creative workers. By…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Women Readers in French Painting 1870–1890

    A Space for the Imagination

    By Kathryn Brown

    The first monograph to examine the depiction of reading women in French art of the early Third Republic, Women Readers in French Painting 1870-1890 evaluates the pictorial significance of this imagery, its critical reception, and its impact on notions of femininity and social relations. Covering a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25

  • Masculinities in Victorian Painting

    By Joseph A. Kestner

    This fully illustrated study examines the construction of masculinity in culture based on an analysis of pictorial representations of the male in a wide range of contexts: social, historical, legal, literary, institutional, anthropological, educational, marital, imperial and aesthetic. Powerful…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Women, Art and Architectural Patronage in Renaissance Mantua

    Matrons, Mystics and Monasteries

    By Sally Anne Hickson

    Analyzing the artistic patronage of famous and lesser known women of Renaissance Mantua, and introducing new patronage paradigms that existed among those women, this study sheds new light the social, cultural and religious impact of the cult of female mystics of that city in the late fifteenth and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Painted Men in Britain, 1868–1918

    Royal Academicians and Masculinities

    By Jongwoo Jeremy Kim

    An original and overdue exploration of the representation of masculinity in British academic art in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Painted Men in Britain, 1868-1918 analyzes transgressions of gender and sexuality as represented in paintings by Leighton, Sargent, Tuke, and their…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16

  • Women Artists in Interwar France

    Framing Femininities

    By Paula J. Birnbaum

    Women Artists in Interwar France: Framing Femininities illuminates the importance of the Société des Femmes Artists Modernes, more commonly known as FAM, and returns this group to its proper place in the history of modern art. In particular, this volume explores how FAM and its most famous members”…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16

  • Women and the Material Culture of Needlework and Textiles, 1750–1950

    By Maureen Daly Goggin, Beth Fowkes Tobin

    Rejecting traditional notions of what constitutes art, this book brings together essays on a variety of fiber arts to recoup women's artistic practices by redefining what counts as art. Although scholars over the last twenty years have turned their attention to fiber arts, redefining the conditions…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15

  • Women's Contributions to Visual Culture, 1918–1939

    Edited by Karen E. Brown

    An exploration of women’s contributions to visual culture in major urban centres between the wars (1918-1939), this collection sheds new light on women’s relationships with the processes of modernism and modernization. Women’s work in a variety of mediums is explored, including design, print,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15

  • Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding, 1870–1914

    Bodies, Boundaries and Intimacy

    By John Potvin

    Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding, 1870-1914 presents the first cross-disciplinary analysis of the visual and material representations and spaces of male same-sex culture in turn-of-the-century Britain which positions intimacy as its central object. Through both historical and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15

  • Reconciling Art and Mothering

    Edited by Rachel Epp Buller

    Reconciling Art and Mothering contributes a chorus of new voices to the burgeoning body of scholarship on art and the maternal and, for the first time, focuses exclusively on maternal representations and experiences within visual art throughout the world. This innovative essay collection joins the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Nuns and Reform Art in Early Modern Venice

    The Architecture of Santi Cosma e Damiano and its Decoration from Tintoretto to Tiepolo

    By Benjamin Paul

    Decorated by Giovanni Buonconsiglio, Jacopo Tintoretto, Palma il Giovane, Sebastiano Ricci and Giambattista Tiepolo, the church of the former Benedictine female monastery Santi Cosma e Damiano occupies an outstanding position in Venice. The author of this study argues that from its foundation in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Women and Things, 1750–1950

    Gendered Material Strategies

    Edited by Maureen Daly Goggin, Beth Fowkes Tobin

    In contrast to much current scholarship on women and material culture which focuses primarily on women as consumers, this essay collection provides case studies of women who produced material objects. The essays collected here make an original contribution to material culture studies by focusing…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Memory, Masculinity and National Identity in British Visual Culture, 1914–1930

    A Study of 'Unconquerable Manhood'

    By Gabriel Koureas

    With its specific focus on British representations of masculinity in relation to the trauma of the First World War and notions of national identity, class and sexuality, this book provides a much needed addition to the historiography of visual culture during the period. The study interrogates the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Re-framing Representations of Women

    Figuring, Fashioning, Portraiting and Telling in the 'Picturing' Women Project

    Edited by Susan Shifrin

    Crossing disciplinary and chronological boundaries, this volume integrates text and image, essays and object pages to explore the processes inherent in gender representation, rather than resituating women in particular categories or spheres as other scholarly publications and exhibitions have done.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26

  • Women and the Material Culture of Death

    Edited by Maureen Daly Goggin, Beth Fowkes Tobin

    Examining the compelling and often poignant connection between women and the material culture of death, this collection focuses on the objects women make, the images they keep, the practices they use or are responsible for, and the places they inhabit and construct through ritual and custom. Women’…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19

  • Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity

    Staying In

    By Jasmine Rault

    The first book-length feminist analysis of Eileen Gray's work, Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity: Staying In argues that Gray's unusual architecture and design - as well as its history of abuse and neglect - emerged from her involvement with cultures of sapphic modernism. Bringing…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03

  • Sex Acts in Early Modern Italy

    Practice, Performance, Perversion, Punishment

    Edited by Allison Levy

    Emphasizing the peculiar, the perverse, the clandestine and the scandalous, this volume opens up a critical discourse on sexuality and visual culture in early modern Italy. Contributors consider not just painted (conventional) representations of sexual activities and eroticized bodies, but also…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity