After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art


With 12 case studies by 4 key critics and curators, this book frames the development of feminist art of the 1970s in the wake of revolutionary 2 nd -Wave Feminist efforts of the 1960s. The case studies unfold chronologically to include artists as varied as Cindy Sherman, Elizabeth Murray, Jenny Holzer, and Shirin Neshat. Through such examples, we recognize the diverse forms through which feminism has found artistic expression.

About the Authors

Eleanor Heartney's books include Critical Condition: American Culture at the Crossroads and Movements in Modern Art: Postmodernism.

Helaine Posner has organized many exhibitions and is the author of Kiki Smith.

Nancy Princenthal, a contributing editor to Art in America, is on the faculties of Bard College and New York University.

Sue Scott is a curator whose articles have appeared in ArtNews, Art Papers, and Art and Antiques.

Paperback 352 pages (Revised and Updated)