The Story of Art Without Men (Hardcover)

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Description


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.



About the Author


Katy Hessel is an art historian, presenter, and curator dedicated to celebrating female artists. The founder of @thegreatwomenartists on Instagram and the podcast of the same name, she lives in London.

Praise For…


Excellent authoritative exuberant and elegantly written.
— Simon Sebag Montefiore, on Twitter

[The Story of Art Without Men] should become a founding text in the history of art by women.… [I]nspiring and indispensable.

— Bidisha Mamta - Guardian

A revelation and an important first step towards redressing the balance of an art world in which women have been sidelined.
— Katy Thompsett - Refinery29

Katy Hessel presents art as you’ve never seen it before, with women in the spotlight—and without a Leonardo in sight.
— Rachel Campbell-Johnston - Times (London)

There’s still some way to go until the gender imbalance is totally redressed, but The Story of Art Without Men, which describes how women achieved artistic excellence against colossal odds, has firmly cracked open the canon.

— Chloë Ashby - Spectator

There’s still some way to go until the gender imbalance is totally redressed, but The Story of Art Without Men, which describes how women achieved artistic excellence against colossal odds, has firmly cracked open the canon.

— Chloë Ashby - Spectator
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393881868
ISBN-10: 0393881865
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
Pages: 512
Language: English