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Broader Reading | Biographies & Autobiographies
Senior School biographies and autobiographies in the Kerferd Library
The influence of art on culture and society at large is irrefutable, and the 101 artists included in this book are some of the most recognizable names in the history of Western art. These biographies will help readers gain entry to the lives of many of the individuals who have defined art in its various mediums throughout the ages. Photographers, painters, and sculptors are among those included, making these profiles a must-read for fans of any genre of the visual arts. Photographs of the artists and images of their pieces serve as visually stunning complements to the details of their personal stories, influences, and their contributions to the world of art.
The Artists brings together the stories of 48 brilliant woman artists who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to the history of art. 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.
Contemporary Australia: Women celebrates the diversity, energy and innovation in work by senior, established and emerging contemporary Australian women artists across all media and backgrounds. Addressing key themes performing femininity; women s particular life experiences; the use of everyday domestic materials by women; redressing the canon of painting; and key current political and social issues this publication features writing on over 50 artists and their projects, including the Contemporary Australia: Women in Film program.