Art & Queer Culture

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By Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer

A revised, updated edition of the acclaimed historical overview of Queer art – available for the first time in paperback.

Art & Queer Culture is an unprecedented survey of visual art and alternative sexuality from the late nineteenth century to the present. Beautifully illustrated and clearly written, this second edition has been updated to include art and visual culture of the current moment. A group of new contributors - themselves gay, lesbian, queer and trans - join the primary authors in emphasizing the global sweep of queer contemporary art and the newfound visibility of gender non-conforming artists. In a compact, reader-friendly format, this revised volume packs over 130 years of queer art histories.

Paperback, 304 pages, 300 illustrations

Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 9 1/4 x 1 inches

About the Authors:
Catherine Lord is professor of studio art at the University of California, Irvine.

Richard Meyer is Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History at Stanford University.

"[A] comprehensive and definitive survey of artworks that have constructed, contested, or otherwise responded to alternative forms of sexuality... [has] an accessible, authoritative voice, with a wealth of rarely-seen imagery." — Aspire: Design and Home Magazine

"A fascinating mix of work and approaches, and draws out the often hidden and subversive nature of queer art that came from necessity thanks to the persecution of the LGBTQ+ people through history and still in many places today... A superb book, not only does it provide a fascinating insight into a genre that was for so long hidden or overlooked, but the unique culture that created it. The importance of this book is as much in it's existence as it is due to it's contents. It's an insight into a history and art that too many of us are unaware of, even as members of the LGBT community." —

"A comprehensive survey of over 250 artists, exploring the history of queer representation over the past 130 years." — Whitewall