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Women designers in the USA, 1900-2000 : diversity and difference : Jacqueline M. Atkins [and others]

Author: Pat Kirkham; Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts.
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This stunning book celebrates the many contributions of women designers to twentieth-century American culture. Encompassing work in fields ranging from textiles and ceramics to furniture and fashion, the book features the achievements of women of various ethnic and cultural groups, including both famous designers (Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, Donna Karan) and their less well-known sisters.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Expositions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Kirkham; Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts.
ISBN: 0300087349 9780300087345 0300093314 9780300093315
OCLC Number: 45486311
Notes: Published in conjunction with the exhibition held at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture from Nov. 15, 2000 to Feb. 25, 2001.
Description: 462 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Prologue: American women in the twentieth century / Pat Kirkham, Sara A. Lichtman, and Eileen Boris --
Women designers in the USA, 1900-2000: diversity and difference / Pat Kirkham and Lynne Walker --
Women designers and the Arts and Crafts Movement / Wendy Kaplan --
The sacred hoop: Native American women designers / Pamela Kladzyk --
"Three strikes against me": African American women designers / Pat Kirkham and Shauna Stallworth --
"Wellpaying self support": women textile designers in the USA / Mary Schoeser and Whitney Blausen --
Tradition and transformation: women quilt designers / Jacqueline M. Atkins --
Women fashioning American fashion / Valerie Steele --
Women jewelry designers / Toni Greenbaum and Pat Kirkham --
Women metalsmiths / Jeannine Falino --
Designing Hollywood: women costume and production designers / Deborah Nadoolman Landis and Pat Kirkham --
In "A man's world": women industrial designers / Ella Howard and Eric Setliff --
Women furniture makers: from decorative designers to studio makers / Edward S. Cooke Jr. --
"A woman's place ... "?: women interior designers --
1900-1950 / Pat Kirkham and Penny Sparke --
1950-2000 / Judith B. Gura --
Women landscape designers / Leslie Rose Close --
"Quietly fine"/Quietly subversive: women ceramic designers / Cheryl Buckley --
Colophon: women graphic designers / Ellen Lupton.
Responsibility: Pat Kirkham, ed.

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A celebration of the contribution that female designers made to American culture over the 20th century in such fields as ceramics, textiles, graphics, furniture, interiors, metalwork, fashion and  Read more...

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"A marvellous book... which is a thorough examination of the importance - and difference - of women designers." Colin McDowell, Sunday Times "Must reading for women considering design careers." Linda Read more...

 
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