The Story of Art without Men
A Sunday Times Bestseller
Published by Penguin, 8 September 2022

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"The Story of Art Without Men should be on the reading list of every A-level and university art history course and on the front table of every museum and gallery shop." The Times

"Katy Hessel ... created this positive, beautifully written corrective, which should become a founding text in the history of art by women ... The Story of Art Without Men brings centuries-old figures to life while giving form and gravitas to emergent voices and covering every substantial movement from dadaism to civil-rights-era antiracist art along the way." - The Observer

"Hessel is clear-sighted and impartial enough not to over-claim for her subjects but show that they are full of interest and every bit as worthy of attention as their male peers."The New Statesman

"The Story of Art Without Men, which describes how women achieved artistic excellence against colossal odds, has firmly cracked open the canon." - The Spectator

"I can’t wait to give this to my teenage daughter." The i Newspaper

"Katy Hessel's unapologetically revisionist book campaigns against the patriarchy of the art world" - The Financial Times

"Hessel’s book is a revelation and an important first step towards redressing the balance of an art world in which women have been sidelined, stepped over and trampled upon for far too long.” Refinery 29

"Hessel never condescends . . . with a first-person delivery akin to writers such as Jennifer Higgie and Olivia Laing, illustrating what makes an artist or artwork genuinely meaningful." - The Sydney Morning Herald 

 

"It will change the history of art." – Tracey Emin

"In this astounding, generous book, Katy Hessel has given us such a gift." – Jessie Burton

"It's an un-put-downable, joyful, insightful, glorious, perspective-shifting revision of the Story of Art." – Es Devlin

"A necessary and urgent book." – Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine

Discover the glittering Sofonisba Anguissola of the Renaissance, the radical work of Harriet Powers in the nineteenth-century USA, and the artist who really invented the Readymade. Explore the Dutch Golden Age, the astonishing work of postwar artists in Latin America, and the women artists defining art in the 2020s. Have your sense of art history overturned, and your eyes opened to many art forms often overlooked or dismissed. From the Cornish coast to Manhattan, Nigeria to Japan this is the history of art as it's never been told before.

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