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Mid-Century Modern Women in the Visual Arts

ISBN: 9781623261184 (HB - E)

Wit, wisdom and willfulness abound on page after page of this vibrant anthology with illustrations by Ellen Surrey and an introduction by Gloria Fowler. 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 females of that era and how their work still resonates today. Colourful portraits of each of the 25 role models portrayed in her characteristic setting are accompanied by a carefully selected quote and a short biography. Featured women include Ruth Asawa, Edith Head, Florence Knoll, Edith Heath, Yayoi Kusama, Mary Blair and many more. ELLEN SURREY is a Los Angeles-based illustrator with a love of all things nostalgic. Her clients include The New York Times, The New Yorker, Google, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and more. GLORIA FOWLER is a publisher, editor, designer and author based in Los Angeles who has created many books on design and the arts.

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