The Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality, 1857–2017


Women are on the march.

Since its inception in the 19th century, the women's movement has harnessed the power of images to transmit messages of social change and equality to the world.

From highlighting the posters of the Suffrage Atelier, through the radical art of Judy Chicago and Carrie Mae Weems, to the cutting-edge work of Sethembile Msezane and Andrea Bowers, this comprehensive international survey traces the way feminists have shaped visual arts and media throughout history.

Featuring more than 350 works of art, illustration, photography, performance, and graphic design—along with essays examining the legacy of the radical canon—this rich volume showcases the vibrancy of the feminist aesthetic over the last 150 years.

Edited by Helena Reckitt. Written by Lucinda Gosling, Hilary Robinson, Amy Tobin. With a preface by Maria Balshaw and a foreword by Xabier Arakistain

Designed by Paul Palmer-Edwards
Cover design by Kristen Hewitt

Published by Chronicle Books, 2018

Hardcover, 272 pages, full color, 10 × 11.15 inches

ISBN: 978-1-45-216992-7

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