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AMMO ( American Modern Books)

Mid-Century Modern Women In Visual Arts

$24.95

AMMO ( American Modern Books)

Mid-Century Modern Women In Visual Arts

$24.95

Wit, wisdom, and willfulness abound on page after page of this vibrant anthology from Gloria Fowler and up-and-coming illustrator Ellen Surrey. Featuring an unparalleled collection of real-life heroines of the art, design, and fashion industries, MID-CENTURY MODERN WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS is a celebration of some of the most creative and successful females of that era and their societal contributions. Enjoy original, colorful, and hand-painted portraits of each of the twenty-five chosen role models portrayed in her characteristic setting, 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.

Including a brilliant range of well-known women and those who certainly should be, this compilation makes for a treasured gift of inspiration for tweens to adults, who will come to appreciate the contributions of Yayoi Kusama, Georgia O’Keeffe, Eva Zeisel, Florence Knoll, and many more.

by Gloria Fowler, illustrated by Ellen Surrey

Cloth Hardcover | 9.5 x 12 inches | 112 pages