Dazzling Women Designers [NOOK Book]

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The work of women designers touches every part of our lives. In the 1920s British furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray developed ideas for homes that still seem modern today. From chairs made of steel tubes to bare-basic rooms, she created an entirely new look. American Suzanne E. Vanderbilt was one of the first women to design cars for General Motors. Designer of cities Jane Jacobs caused controversy in the 1960s with her campaign against a New York expressway that revolutionized the way we understand ...
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Dazzling Women Designers

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Overview

The work of women designers touches every part of our lives. In the 1920s British furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray developed ideas for homes that still seem modern today. From chairs made of steel tubes to bare-basic rooms, she created an entirely new look. American Suzanne E. Vanderbilt was one of the first women to design cars for General Motors. Designer of cities Jane Jacobs caused controversy in the 1960s with her campaign against a New York expressway that revolutionized the way we understand urban life. And designer Ritu Kumar, known as “the grand woman of Indian fashion,” is celebrated for bringing the beautiful tradition of embroidery to modern clothes.
The other designers profiled in this inspiring collection are landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, roboticist Cynthia Breazeal, costume designer Eiko Ishioka, interior designer Aissa Dione, fashion designer Vera Wang, and architect Zaha Hadid. By including designers who are household names as well as those who young readers may not have heard of, Dynamic Women Designers offers a well-rounded introduction to the women who shape our world.
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"With each thoroughly researched account the reader will learn and be inspired from the often controversial impact that these amazing women have had on modern designs. Well written and enjoyable to read."
CM Magazine
"Form and function commingle to attractively represent the lives of exceptional women who have excelled in their particular vocations...Dazzling Women Designers commands attention...one wants to reach for the book at first sight...The narrative, itself, proceeds virtually seamlessly because the author deftly contextualizes the lives of her subjects, especially those who are historically more distant, for 9- to 13-year-old readers...Books in "The Women's Hall of Fame Series" make lovely, practical, and affordable gifts and collectibles. Public and school libraries should invest in the entire collection (budgeting shelf space for future titles, of course), which could be used not only for attractive displays for Women's History Month, but also as a reference tool for young girls contemplating career options. Dazzling Women Designers, like its sister books, makes accessible the lives of accomplished women in order to encourage and motivate its readers to accomplish great things in turn. Highly Recommended. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781926739953
  • Publisher: Second Story Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: Women's Hall of Fame , #16
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Jill Bryant is always on the look-out for trailblazing women's stories. She is the author of two other books in the Women's Hall of Fame Series: Phenomenal Female Entrepreneurs and Amazing Women Athletes. A writer and freelance editor, Jill lives in Kingston Ontario.
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  • Posted August 4, 2011

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    Reviewed by Steph for TeensReadToo

    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.

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