50 Women Sculptors (Hardcover)
How many women sculptors can you name? This book will challenge perceptions that sculpture is a male pursuit and help you to understand the work and lives of dozens of incredible women sculptors - significant artists from the past as well as those working in the exciting and varied world of sculpture today., p>Includes 25 pioneering female sculptors: Harriet Hosmer, Edmonia Lewis, Camille Claudel, Frances Loring & Florence Wyle, Barbara Hepworth, Louise Bourgeois, Ruth Asawa, Alina Szapocznikow, Yayoi Kusama, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Elisabeth Frink, Eva Hesse, Judy Chicago, Senga Nengudi, Annette Messager, Rebecca Horn Phyllida Barlow, Mona Hatoum, Katharina Fritsch, Cornelia Parker, Doris Salcedo, Sarah Lucas, Rachel Whiteread, Anya Gallacio, Sophie Ryder. And in their own words, we hear from 25 contemporary women sculptors making original and ground-breaking work. Features dozens of colour images of the sculpture and installations from: Tabatha Andrews, Rachel Ara, Annie Attridge, Helaine Blumenfeld, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Silke Dettmers, Laury Dizengremel, Jane McAdam Freud, Lucy Glendinning, Maggi Hambling, Kendra Haste, Holly Hendry, Christine Kowal Post, Sophie Marsham, Nnenna Okore, Arundhata Patel, Maya Ramsay, Marianne Reim, Frances Richardson, Raphaele Shirley, Susan Stockwell, Sinta Tantra, Almuth Tebbenhoff, Patricia Volk, Zhang Yaxi With an overview of women making sculpture from the 1880s to today, this book explores the work of 50 extraordinary women artists who have forged a name for themselves in a male arena, as well as breaking rules, pushing boundaries and inspiring us with their visionary creations. With many colour photos will appeal to all lovers of the arts; this book is essential reading for students of the arts, culture and gender studies
About the Author
Joanna Sperryn-Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Sculpture Practice at York St John University. She has over 15 years experience of teaching in education and in prisons. As a sculptor she has had numerous exhibitions and has written many articles about art and sculpture notably: 'Cutting up conference papers: audience participation in breaking as making' in Artistic Research: Strategies for Embodiment, McGuirk, Tom & Fentz, Christine (eds.) Nordic Summer University Press (2015), 'Breaking as making: A methodology for visual work reflected in writing' in Art and Destruction, Walden, Jenny (ed.) Cambridge Scholars Press (2013). Melissa Hamnett Head of Heritage Collections and Chief Curator at House of Commons responsible for the Parliamentary Art Collection, the Historic Furniture and Decorative Arts Collection and the Architectural Fabric Collection. Formerly Curator of Sculpture at the V&A. Cheryl Robson is a filmmaker, writer and editor who worked at the BBC for several years and then taught filmmaking at the University of Westminster. She also created a publishing company, publishing over 200 international writers. As a writer, she has won the Croydon Warehouse International Playwriting Competition and as co-editor, published Celluloid Ceiling: women film directors breaking through, the first global overview of women film directors and Silent Women; pioneers of cinema voted best book on silent film in 2017.