Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women
The anthology features 64 contemporary artists ranging in age from 14 to 85 and 77 works of visual and literary art. The book focuses equally on visual and literary artists, showcasing the broad range of talent among Asian American women. What distinguishes this unique anthology from many others are the moving dedications, written by the contributors, to non-familial Asian American women whose lives or works have influenced and inspired their own. These heartfelt affirmations are a testament to the powerful influence these muses have had on the artists and writers, and remind us that we are part of a continuum of the Asian American woman’s struggle for independence and creative freedom.
The 128 page book is richly illustrated with 46 color plates.
Paperback | $24.95 list price
ISBN-10: 0-9787359-0-0 ISBN-13: 978-0-9787359-0-6
" . . . provides a satisfying sampler of works by contemporary Asian American women artists, especially those of northern California. It is engaging and attractive, perfect in format and scope for the coffee table and casual perusal. In concert, the pieces of this anthology testify to the truth of personal, artistic, cultural experience. Driven by the inspiration of a muse, they further widen the doorway of what is possible. "
"showcasing the broad range of talent among Asian American women . . ."
"A beautifully done full-color anthology of contemporary visual and literary art by Asian-American women . . ."
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- Adopted in Asian American Studies course at University of California Berkeley.
- Added to the 2007 curriculum of "Asian American Women and the Arts" at San Francisco State University.