Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition

Women Building History Public Art at the Columbian Exposition This handsomely illustrated book is a welcome addition to the history of women during AmericaOCOs Gilded Age Wanda M Corn takes as her topic the grand neo classical WomanOCOs Building at the Colu

  • Title: Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition
  • Author: Wanda M Corn Charlene G Garfinkle Annelise K Madsen
  • ISBN: 9780520947467
  • Page: 441
  • Format: ebook
  • This handsomely illustrated book is a welcome addition to the history of women during AmericaOCOs Gilded Age Wanda M Corn takes as her topic the grand neo classical WomanOCOs Building at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, a structure celebrating modern womanOCOs progress in education, arts, and sciences Looking closely at the paintings and sculptures women artistThis handsomely illustrated book is a welcome addition to the history of women during AmericaOCOs Gilded Age Wanda M Corn takes as her topic the grand neo classical WomanOCOs Building at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, a structure celebrating modern womanOCOs progress in education, arts, and sciences Looking closely at the paintings and sculptures women artists made to decorate the structure, including the murals by Mary Cassatt and Mary MacMonnies, Corn uncovers an unspoken but consensual program to visualize a history of the female sex and promote an expansion of modern womanOCOs opportunities Beautifully written, with informative sidebars by Annelise K Madsen and artist biographies by Charlene G Garfinkle, this volume illuminates the originality of the public images female artists created in 1893 and inserts them into the complex discourse of fin de si cle womanOCOs politics The WomanOCOs Building offered female artists an unprecedented opportunity to create public art and imagine an historical narrative that put women rather than men at its center.

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