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Women at Work: 1900 to Now

Women at Work: 1900 to Now

Current price: $35.00
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2024
Publisher:
National Portrait Gallery
ISBN:
9781855145689
Pages:
224
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Description

A visual chronology of women's accomplishments over the past century

This volume showcases 123 women from 1900 to the present day who have made significant contributions historically, culturally, socially and academically in Britain and beyond--among them, Annie Kenney, Katherine Mansfield, Claudia Jones, Ray Strachey, Zadie Smith, Tessa Jowell, Jane Goodall, Olive Morris, Malala Yousafzai and Bernardine Evaristo.
The book is structured around a timeline that focuses on one woman per year, reflecting significant events in their careers and lives, which are discussed in extended captions and illustrated with portraits. This accessible presentation of the content helps readers contextualize the work of these women in history.
Contributors punctuate this timeline with essays highlighting the role of women in fields including science, design, literature and activism, in addition to essays on self-portraiture, celebrity culture and photography. Women at Work also features quotes from some of the women featured, including excerpts from poetry, lectures and interviews.