Designing Women, Dialogues with Pioneering Women Designers (1850-1950)

Designing Women, Dialogues with Pioneering Women Designers (1850-1950)

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qDesigning Women, Dialogues with Pioneering Women Designers (1850-1950)q is an imaginary series of conversations the author envisions among fourteen female legends of the interior and furniture design industry. As such, qDesigning Women, q evokes a slipstream genre-bending writing style. Set in the male dominated business climate of the 1850's to the 1950's, many of these female designers were never given proper credit for their work; the recognition was frequently accorded to their male counterparts and collaborators. qDesigning Women, q explores their background and uncovers their personalities, egos and the interpersonal dynamics involved in their professional life. The individual chapters are character studies of these unsung individuals. qDesigning Women, q is the third novel John has published with Friesen Press. The first, qRoom for Enjoymentq (2012) details the construction of an estate and the inner workings of a New York City based interior design office in the 1970's; the second, qBeggars Islandq (2014) chronicles guarding the Communist prisoners on Koje-Do island, Korea during the latter part of the Korean War. An earlier non-fiction, qAll About Walls, q a guide book on interior design, was published by Popular Library in 1969.Interest in books and articles regarding a€œproper decoratinga€ started in this century. ... which was not only a thirty eight chapter book on interior decoration but more of a sermon that women should be more selfsufficient and education minded.

Title:Designing Women, Dialogues with Pioneering Women Designers (1850-1950)
Author:John S Elmo
Publisher:FriesenPress - 2015-06-18


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