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: The authors of After the Revolution return with an incisive study of the work of contemporary women artists. In After the Revolution, the authors concluded that âThe battles may not all have been wonâ¦but barricades are gradually coming down, and work proceeds on all fronts in glorious profusion.â Now, with The Reckoning, authors Heartney, Posner, Princenthal, and Scott bring into focus the accomplishments of 24 acclaimed international women artists born since 1960 who have benefited from the groundbreaking efforts of their predecessors. The book is organized in four thematic sections: âBad Girlsâ profiles artists whose work represents an assault on conventional notions of gender and racial difference. âHistory Lessonsâ offers reflections on the self in the context of history and globalization. âSpellboundâ focuses on womenâs embrace of the irrational, subjective, and surreal, while Domestic Disturbancesâ takes on womenâs conflicted relationship to home, family, and security. Written in lively prose and fully illustrated throughout, this book gives an informed account of the wonderful diversity of recent contemporary art by women.