Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman's Building
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Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman's Building

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In the 1970s, the West Coast feminist art movement coalesced around the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles, founded by artist Judy Chicago. Arriving as a young art student in 1976, Terry Wolverton stayed on to become a teacher and co-founder of the Lesbian Art Project, and eventually, executive director. Her journey—emblematic of many women who sought to redefine themselves i...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by City Lights Publishers
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despite wolverton not being an academic writer, i learned more about the changing face of feminism -- its 1970s appeal, its movement into the 80s and 90s, and it's historical legitimacy on a personal & artistic level -- by reading this. i might just blame this book for making me lose the "post" in my "post-feminist" position.
An excellent history of Women's Art Center and movement in LA.. and of the womens' movement in the 70's.
Interesting history of the LA women's scene written by an eye witness to the formative days.
An important book for any feminist's bookshelf.
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