This encyclopedia is a biographical dictionary of some 1,000 women artists of the American West. The product of a twenty-year, coast-to-coast research project by authors Phil Kovinick and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick, it offers accurate, concise introductions to women painters, graphic artists, and sculptors, all of whom achieved recognition as depictors of Western subjects between the 1840s and 1980. Their styles range from representationalism to early modernism, while their works depict everything from bold landscapes and scenes of intensive action to studies of Native Americans, pioneers, ranchers, farmers, wildlife, and flora. Each entry in the encyclopedia features the salient facts of the artist's life and career, with attention to her work with Western subject matter. Many of the entries also contain a selected list of the artist's exhibitions, current locations of her work in public collections, pertinent references, and a black-and-white example of her work. An overview of the history of women in western art complements the biographical entries.
With more than 1,500 entries on a vast array of subjects, this reference to art history draws from literature, history, psychology, geography, economics, and many other disciplines to cover the subject in considerable detail. 10,000 first printing.
GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of Gardner's Art through the Ages. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This Concise Dictionary of Australian Artists fills the need for an authoritative reference book, conveniently portable and within the means of students and all others interested in art. Intended to be representative rather than comprehensive, the text covers a wide range of styles, media, regions, ethnic origins and artistic tendencies over more than two centuries. Entries are thoroughly reliable in accord with up-to-date scholarship, rejecting entrenched fallacies and untested assumptions. Much of the material has never before been published.
Provides access to the art historical literature documenting the unique circumstances--social, historical, and ideological--from which women's art forms emerged. Includes the decorative or applied arts, contemporary crafts, folk art, and performance art ; feminist art criticism ; women's art organizations and galleries, artists organizations and galleries directory ; manuscript repositories and special collections ; biographical reference tools ; periodicals ; the literature of the field.
The Life and Work of Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757): The Queen of Pastel is the first extensive biographical narrative in English of Rosalba Carriera. It is also the first scholarly investigation of the external and internal factors that helped to create this female painter's unique career in eighteenth-century Europe. It documents the difficulties, complications, and consequences that arose then -- and can also arise today -- when a woman decides to become an independent artist. This book contributes a new, in-depth analysis of the interplay between society's expectations, generally accepted codices for gendered behaviour, and one single female painter's astute strategies for achieving success, as well as autonomy in her professional life as a famed artist. Some of the questions that the author raises are: How did Carriera manage to build up her career? How did she run her business and organize her own workshop? What kind of artist was Carriera? Finally, what do her self-portraits reveal in terms of self-enactment and possibly autobiographical turning points?
Presents an overview of how a library is organized, explains how to locate materials and conduct research using electronic as well as traditional media, and features an annotated list of standard resources by topic area.