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Art/Women/California, 1950-2000: Parallels and Intersections (San Jose Museum of Art)

Art/Women/California, 1950-2000: Parallels and Intersections (San Jose Museum of Art)
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780520230668
ISBN 10: 520230663
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2002-05-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 397
List Price: $41.95

"This is the book on women's art I've been waiting for—smart, deeply rooted, and up-to-date, with an overdue focus on women of color that fills in the historical cracks. Read it and run with it."—Lucy R. Lippard, author of The Pink Glass Swan: Selected Essays on Feminist Art

"More than merely beautiful and ground-breaking, Art/ Women/ California 1950-2000 is also about the enriching interventions created by diverse women artists, the effect of whose work is not only far-reaching, but has also opened up the very definition of American art. It is about intellectual interdisciplinality and the dialectical relationship between art and social context. It is about the way various California cultures—Native, Latino, Asian, feminist, immigrant, politically active, and virtual, which are so different from the trope of the Western cowboy—have intervened in that entity we imagine as 'America.' "—Elaine Kim, editor of Dangerous Women: Gender and Korean Nationalism

"Rich and provocative. A pleasure to read and to look at."—Linda Nochlin, author of The Body in Pieces: The Fragment as a Metaphor of Modernity

"This book should greatly help everyone understand the remarkably diversified evolution of art in California, which is largely due to the great influx of women and the transformative effect of a new feminist consciousness."—Arthur C. Danto, author of Philosophizing Art: Selected Essays

Los Angeles Times Book Review

An impressive and illuminating survey of art by women in California during the last half of the 20th century. Some of the images are intentionally shocking and unsettling, some are fanciful and lyrical, some are unashamed works of agitprop, and a few are all of these at once. . . . The art . . . always speaks for itself, and thus allows us to understand what the essayists are trying to say.