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Forgotten Women: The Artists

By Zing Tsjeng

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The 48 talented and influential female artists that history should never have forgotten.

'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - Independent



The women who shaped and were erased from our history.

Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures.

The Artists brings together the stories of 48* brilliant woman artists who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to the history of art, including Camille Claudel, the extraordinarily talented sculptor who was always unfairly overshadowed by her lover, Rodin; Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, who has been claimed as the true originator of Marcel Duchamp's Fountain; and Ana Mendieta, the Cuban refugee who approached violence against women through her performance art before her own untimely death.

With chapters ranging from Figurative to Photography, and Craft to Conceptual, this is an alternative guide to art history that demonstrates the broad range of artistic movements that included, and were often pioneered by, female artists who have been largely overlooked.

*The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.

Biographical Notes

Zing Tsjeng is the UK editor of VICE.com's female-oriented channel Broadly. The channel focuses on women's issues and interests and has been hailed as "the slickest feminist platform around". Zing has also become a spokesperson for millennial women, debating at Telegraph Women events, twice appearing on Late Night Woman's Hour and writing for Dazed, the Guardian and Broadly.

womenwhodraw.com is the first open directory of female professional illustrators from around the world. It has been featured in Vogue and on the Huffington Post.

The New Historia: Gina Luria Walker is Professor of Women's Studies at The New School in New York City. She is Director of The New Historia, dedicated to the discovery, recovery and authoritative reclamation of women of the past through time and around the globe. The New Historia honours earlier women by telling their stories and sharing their strategies that inspire us to be sturdy and brave. In them we find our foremothers, transforming and remaking our ideas about history and ourselves.

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  • ISBN: 9781788401142
  • Publication date: 20 Sep 2018
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  • Imprint: Cassell
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