Dazzling Women Designersby Jill Bryant
Follow the lives and careers of ten women who have made names for themselves in areas of design long dominated by men. In the early 1900s, UK furniture designer Eileen Gray was at the forefront of the Art Deco movement and one of the first women to be admitted to the Slade School of Fine Art. American industrial designer Suzanne E. Vanderbilt was one of the first women to do work for General Motors. And Canadian born urban designer Jane Jacobs caused huge controversy in New York with her successful campaign against the Lower Manhattan Expressway in the early 1960s. Other women profiled include US Roboticist Cynthia Breazeal and fashion designers Rita Kumar and Vera Wang.
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Vera Wang. Jane Jacobs. Eileen Gray. These fashionistas are just a few who are covered in Bryant's DAZZLING WOMEN DESIGNERS. This quick and interesting read takes you into the lives and stories of ten influential and successful female designers. However, these women aren't just clothes designers - these women create homes, furniture, cars, and more! This book, along with the entire WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME series, is highly recommended to anyone who wants to learn a little more about successful and amazing women of our century.