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Women building history : public art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition

Author: Wanda M Corn; Charlene G Garfinkle; Annelise K Madsen
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History of women during America's Gilded Age. Wanda M. Corn takes as her topic the grand neoclassical Woman's Building at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, a structure celebrating modern woman's progress in education, arts, and sciences.
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Genre/Form: History
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Corn, Wanda M.
Women building history.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011
(OCoLC)741712648
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wanda M Corn; Charlene G Garfinkle; Annelise K Madsen
ISBN: 9780520241114 0520241118
OCLC Number: 642352066
Description: xi, 265 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Sidebar: The archive --
The fair --
Sidebar: The mural movement in Paris --
The woman's building --
Sidebars: The Women's Pavilion at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition ; Achievements in paint, lace, and numbers ; Women speak out ; The college girl ; The impressionists as antimuralists ; Writing "herstory" --
The murals --
Sidebars: The new girl and the new woman ; The skirt dance ; The feminization of the banjo ; Other decorations in the woman's building --
The criticism --
Sidebar: The fate of the mural decorations --
Biographies.
Responsibility: Wanda M. Corn ; with contributions by Charlene G. Garfinkle and Annelise K. Madsen.
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Presents the history of women during America's Gilded Age. Looking at the paintings and sculptures women artists made to decorate the structure, including the murals by Mary Cassatt and Mary  Read more...

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