Spectacle of Women: Imagery of the Suffrage Campaign, 1907-14 / Edition 1

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Too "artistic" for political history, too political for the history of art, the visual history of the campaign for women's suffrage in Britain has long been neglected. In this comprehensive and pathbreaking study, Lisa Tickner discusses and illustrates the suffragist use of spectacle—the design of banners, posters and postcards, the orchestration of mass demonstrations—in an unprecedented propaganda campaign.
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Tickner discusses and illustrates the suffragist use of spectacle--the design of banners, posters and postcards, the orchestration of mass demonstrations. Her detailed examination of this art focuses on its production and circulation, the sources of its imagery, and its relation to the propaganda of the anti-suffrage campaign. One hundred fifty illustrations (30 in color). Copublished with Chatto & Windus. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226802459
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1988
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 341
  • Product dimensions: 7.73 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Prologue
2. Production
Women Artists and the Suffrage Campaign
The Artists' Suffrage League
The Suffrage Atelier
Afred Pearse, Sylvia Pankhurst and the WSPU
Pictorial Resources
3. Spectacle
Banners and Banner-Making
The Major Processions in the Suffrage Campaign
The 'Mud March': 9 February 1907
The NUWSS demonstration 13 June 1908
WSPU 'Woman's Sunday': 21 June 1908
The Pageant of Women's Trades and Professions: 27 April 1909
'From Prison to Citizenship': 18 June 1910
WSPU demostration: 23 July 1910
The 'Women's Coronation Procession': 17 June 1911
Emily Wilding Davison's Funeral: 14 June 1913
The NUWSS 'Women's Pilgrimage': June and July 1913
4. Representation
Propaganda and Representation
Pro- and Anti-Suffrage Arguments
Women and Suffragists in Edwardian Illustration and Caricature
Why Types?
The Working Woman
The Modern Woman
The Hysterical Woman and the Shrieking Sisterhood
The Militant Woman
The Womanly Woman
5. Epilogue
Appendix 1: The Suffrage Atelier: Constitution and Addresses
Appendix 2: A Checklist of Artists
Appendix 3: A Checklist of Surviving Posters
Appendix 4: A Checklist of Surviving Banners
Appenidix 5: 'Banners and Banner-Making' by M. Lowndes
Appendix 6: Suffrage Colours
Appendix 7: The Impact of British Propaganda Techniques in America
Selected Bibliography
List of Illustrations
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