Book by Langer, Cassandra L.
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Although a welcome addition to feminist art studies, this volume is too problematical to be considered a serious candidate for the reference shelf. Most startlingly, references are not precisely recorded: factual data are paraphrased, with titles incorrectly given and authors' names misspelled. Langer presents 1099 actual entries, arranged in four broad categories: "Reference Tools," "Books," "Exhibition Catalogs," and, by far the longest section, "Articles in Periodicals and Chapters in Books." There are two types of annotations: those indebted to Artbibliographies Modern, Dialog, and RILA and those composed by the author. Langer, a well-known art historian and critic with many publications to her credit, posits her commentary from her self-defined lesbian feminist viewpoint-which, she asserts elsewhere, is distinct from feminist theory. Overall, she stresses how little has been accomplished in feminist art criticism rather than recording the successes it has achieved, and she does not include the wealth of publications of the 1990s. Recommended as a record of Langer and her circle.
Mary Hamel-Schwulst, Towson State Univ., Md.
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Book Description G K Hall, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M081618948X