Mid-Century Modern Women in the Visual Arts


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Mid-century Modern Women in the Visual Arts features an unparalleled collection of real-life heroines of the art, design, and fashion industries, It is a celebration of some of the most creative and successful females of that era and their societal contributions.

Original, colorful portraits of each of the twenty-five artists is accompanied by a carefully selected quote: each lovely lady’s own words to live by. A short biography rounds out the introduction to each prominent figure of the 1930s to ’60s, providing a key glimpse into the lives of such impressive women as fashion maven Coco Chanel, iconic painter Frida Kahlo, and It’s a Small World designer Mary Blair. Discover Edith Head’s humor, Vera Neumann’s inventive spirit, and Sister Corita Kent’s life advice. Also included is Ruth Asawa, Ray Eames, Yayoi Kusama, Georgia O’Keeffe, Eva Zeisel, Florence Knoll, and many more.

By Gloria Fowler and illustrated by Ellen Surrey.

- Hardcover
- For tweens and older
- 116 pages, 9.2 x 12.3 x 0.8 inches
- 2016

SKU: 35135

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