This is a list of all the readings plus suggested sources for your papers or just further reading. Please note that these titles constitute only a fraction of the studies and information available on this very popular subject; students will be expected to consult other bibliographies, Art Index, BHA, and similar resources. When this course is given this page will be updated with notations for titles on reserve in the university library. Titles will be listed chronologically, and within that by author.
General Sources: Histories, Surveys, Catalogs
Note that some of these are now mainly of historic interest but are useful as part of a history of criticism.
- Broude, Norma, and Mary D. Garrard, eds. Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany. New York, 1982.
- Broude, Norma, and Mary D. Garrard, eds. The Expanding Discourse: Feminism and Art History. New York, 1992.
- Chadwick, Whitney. Women, Art, and Society. London, 1990.
- Clement, Clara Erskine. Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. 1904. This is the E-Book version from Project Gutenberg, complete with illustrations. Note that like all of the Gutenberg productions, this is posted as one continuous file, so it takes a while to load and print-outs might be a bit problematic.
- Fine, Elsa Honig. Women & Art. London, 1978.
- Greer, Germaine. The Obstacle Race: The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Work. New York, 1979.
- Harris, Anne Sutherland and Linda Nochlin. Women Artists: 1550-1950. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New York, 1976. Although some of the critical and historical observations are now rather dated, this was an important publication and led to the revival of interest in the topic and in many individual women artists.
- Heller, Nancy G. Women Artists: An Illustrated History. New York, 1987.
- Munro, Eleanor. Originals: American Women Artists. New York, 1979.
- Nemser, Cindy. Art Talk. New York, 1975. Interviews with several noted women artists.
- Petersen, Karen and J.J. Wilson. Women Artists: Recognition and Reappraisal from the Early Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. New York, 1978.
- Tufts, Eleanor. American Women Artists, 1830-1930. The National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1987.
Ancient and Medieval Sources
- Christine De Pisan. The Book of the City of Ladies. 1405. Many editions.
- Fox, Matthew. Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen Bear and Company, Santa Fe, NM, 1985.
Renaissance and Baroque Sources
- Brown, Cheryl A. Schutt. "The Portrait of an Abbess: Lucrezia Agliardi Vertova." Rutgers Art Review, vol. 14 .
- Sheila ffolliott, "Learning to be Looked At: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman in Agnes Merlet's Artemesia", in Garrard and Broude, Reclaiming Female Agency: Feminist Art History after Postmodernism. [There are a number of good articles for this course in this collection.]
- Garrard, Mary D. Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art. Princeton, New Jersey, 1989.
- Ragg, Laura M. Women Artists of Bologna. London, 1907.
- Simons, Pat. "Women in Renaissance Frames: the Gaze, the Eye, the Profile in Renaissance Portraiture." In The Expanding Discourse. Feminism And Art History: 38-57.
- Zirpolo, Lilian H. "Botticelli's Primavera: A Lesson for the Bride" In: The Expanding Discourse .
18th and 19th Century Sources
- Susan Fillin-Yeh, "Mary Cassatt's Images of Women." Art Journal, 1976.
- Berthe Morisot. Correspondence from D. Rouart, ed.: Correspondance de Berthe Morisot (Paris, 1950; Eng. trans., rev. by K. Adler and T. Garb, London, 1986).
- Roworth, Wendy Wassyng. Angelica Kauffman. London, 1992.
- Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun. Memoirs. Translated by Lionel Strachey,1903. Online edition. This Web site also has a number of other free resources on this artist.
Sources for Crafts and Native American Arts
- Bank, Mirra. Anonymous Was A Woman. New York, 1979.
- Callen, Anthea. Women Artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement, 1870-1914. New York, 1979.
- Batkin. "The Great Potters of San Idelfonso and Their Legacy." American Indian Art Magazine, 1991.
- Parker, Rozsika. The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine. New York, 1984.
Sources for Modern and Contemporary Art
- Chadwick, Whitney Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement. London, 1985.
- Susan Fillen-Yeh, "Dandies, Marginality and Modernism: Georgia O’Keeffe, Marcel Duchamp and Other Cross Dressers," Oxford Art Journal 18:2 (1995), 33-44.
- Gouma-Peterson, T. "Faith Ringgold's Narrative Quilts." Arts Magazine, 1987.
- Herrera, Hayden. Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo. New York, 1983.
- Kearns, Martha. Kathe Kollwitz: Woman and Artist. The Feminist Press, N.Y., 1976.
- Lippard, Lucy. Eva Hesse. New York, 1976.
- Rendell, Clare. "Sonia Delaunay and the Expanding Definition of Art." Women's Art Journal, 1983.
- Wagner, Anne. "Lee Krasner as L. K." Representations, No. 25 (Winter, 1989): 42-57.
Web sites for similar courses
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