What is it about a woman reading that has captivated hundreds of artists over the centuries?
Stefan Bollmann's Women Who Read Are Dangerous explores this popular subject in more than 70 artworks, drawings, paintings, photographs, and prints by iconic artists such as Henri Matisse, Edward Hopper, Suzanne Valadon, August Sander, Rembrandt, and many more.
As the book's provocative title indicates, a woman reading was once viewed as radical. In chapters, such as "Intimate Moments" and "The Search for Oneself," Bollmann profiles how a woman with a book was once seen as idle or suspect and how women have gained autonomy through reading over the years.
Hardback, 156 Pages
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