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Women of the 1920s: Style, Glamour, and the Avant-Garde

Women of the 1920s: Style, Glamour, and the Avant-Garde

By Thomas Bleitner

It was a time of unimagined new freedoms. From the cafés of Paris to Hollywood's silver screen, women were exploring new modes of expression and new lifestyles. In countless aspects of life, they dared to challenge accepted notions of the "fairer sex," and opened new doors for the generations to come. What's more, they did it with joy, humor, and unapologetic charm.

Exploring the lives of seventeen artists, writers, designers, dancers, adventurers, and athletes, this splendidly illustrated book brings together dozens of photographs with an engaging text. In these pages, readers will meet such iconoclastic women as the lively satirist Dorothy Parker, the avant-garde muse and artist Kiki de Montparnasse, and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, whose stories continue to offer inspiration for our time. Women of the 1920s is a daring and stylish addition to any bookshelf of women's history.

170 pages
Abbeville Press, 2019
8.2 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
ISBN 9780789213471     
History, Women's History 

$22.95 $22.95