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The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art

The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art

Author: Guerrilla Girls Staff; Guerrilla Girls
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[A] tart, funny, lurid little bomb of a book. It's all p.c., of course, but not at all predictable, and a lot of righteous information gets dispersed in record time.-- Bust Magazine

'The Guerrilla Girls are a group of anonymous artists and art professionals whose mission is to expose racism, sexism, and homophobia in the art world. The introduction presents an overview and critique of traditional art history, and following chapters highlight various time periods and the female artists who were at work during those eras. From classical Greece to the present, the group introduces many "mistresspieces" that have been overlooked by traditional male critics. This irreverent and sometimes angry review of art history makes use of humor and satire to illuminate the issues and to exact a small revenge on a field that has dismissed many gifted individuals on the basis of gender and/or ethnicity. A chronology of general women's history entitled, "Guerrillas in the Midst of History" opens the book. Lively text and a creative adaptation and interpretation of famous works will hold the interest of teens while introducing them to a revisionist and more inclusive history of art in the Western world.' --Debra Shumate, Bull Run Regional Library, Manassas, VA School Library Journal

Author description

The Guerrilla Girls are a collective of female artists and art-world professionals. Their largest contingent is in New York City, but they have been sighted all over the United States, Europe, and wherever truth, justice, and the American way of discrimination still prevail.

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General Fields

  • : 9780140259971
  • : Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • : Penguin (Non-Classics)
  • : February 1998
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Guerrilla Girls Staff; Guerrilla Girls
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 704/.042
  • : 96
  • : colour and b&w illustrations