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Author Corn, Wanda M.

Title Women building history : public art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition / Wanda M. Corn ; with contributions by Charlene G. Garfinkle and Annelise K. Madsen.

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    704.042 COR    Available
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Description xi, 265 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-239) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Sidebar: The archive -- The fair -- Sidebar: The mural movement in Paris -- The woman's building -- Sidebars: The Women's Pavilion at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition ; Achievements in paint, lace, and numbers ; Women speak out ; The college girl ; The impressionists as antimuralists ; Writing "herstory" -- The murals -- Sidebars: The new girl and the new woman ; The skirt dance ; The feminization of the banjo ; Other decorations in the woman's building -- The criticism -- Sidebar: The fate of the mural decorations -- Biographies.
Summary History of women during America's Gilded Age. Wanda M. Corn takes as her topic the grand neoclassical Woman's Building at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, a structure celebrating modern woman's progress in education, arts, and sciences.
Subject Women in art.
Sex role in art.
Mural painting and decoration -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 19th century -- Themes, motives.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century -- Themes, motives.
Woman's Building (World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago, Ill.).
Women artists.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Added Author Garfinkle, Charlene G.
Madsen, Annelise K.
Other Form: Online version: Corn, Wanda M. Women building history. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011 (OCoLC)741712648
ISBN 9780520241114 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520241118 (cloth ; alk. paper)

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