Women Shaping Art: Profiles Of Power

Women Shaping Art: Profiles Of Power.

By Judy K. Collischan van Wagner, New York: Praeger, 1984, 300 pp., 19 black and white illustrations.

Women Shaping Art devotes a chapter to each of 19 women in American Modern and contemporary art. Focusing on art writers and dealers, the selection presents such strong figures and unlike minds as Betty Parsons, Katherine Kuh, Ileana Sonnabend, Paula Cooper, Rosalind Krauss, and Holly Solomon, to name a few, and includes a lineage of issues and ideas related to art, art business, art history, and feminism. The book serves as both a history and a collective biography.

Combining a critical overview with interview material and excerpts from the writings of some of the subjects, van Wagner provides a sense of each woman’s personal vision, as well as a report on the reception and impact their achievements have had in the world. This allows us to compare their

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