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Suffrage and the arts : visual culture, politics and enterprise / edited by Miranda Garrett and Zoë Thomas.

Publication:
London : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
xxxiii, 281 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Women -- Suffrage -- Great Britain.
Art -- Political aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Art -- Political aspects.
Women -- Suffrage.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
Suffrage and the arts' is an illuminating account of women as artists, designers, makers and consumers of visual culture, throughout the campaign for female suffrage in Britain, from 1880 to the 1930s, when universal suffrage was finally granted.0Published to coincide with the centenary of female suffrage in the UK, this volume provides a platform for new research at the intersections of politics, creativity and enterprise in a tumultuous period. It builds on existing scholarship, in particular Lisa Tickner's 'The Spectacle of women, to reflect on the multifaceted and often contradictory ways in which women thought about both political rights and their own professional creativity.0Contributors consider the artistic organisations and institutions which became targets for suffrage action and a depository of women's art practice. They assess the importance of individual women artists and makers who were associated with the suffragists' cause, and explore the commercial and entrepreneurial aspects of women's visual cultural production in the period. They also discuss the impact of new rights enshrined in the Representation of the People Act in 1918 and the Equal Franchise Act in 1928 in cultural production by women.
Contents:
Introduction / by Miranda Garrett and Zoë Thomas
'I loathe the thought of suffrage sex wars being brought into it': institutional conservatism in early twentieth-century women's art organizations / Zoë Thomas
The artistic, social and suffrage networks of Glasgow School of Art's women artists and designers / Liz Arthur
'An arts and crafts society, working for the enfranchisement of women': unpicking the political threads of the Suffrage Atelier, 1909-1914 / Tara Morton
Window smashing and window draping: suffrage and interior design / Miranda Garrett
'Our readers are careful buyers': creating goods for the suffrage market / Elizabeth Crawford
English suffrage badges and the marketing of the campaign / Kenneth Florey
Painting suffragettes: portraits and the militant movement / Rosie Broadley
Suffragette attacks on art, 1913-1914 / Krista Cowman
The spectacle of masculinity: men and the visual culture of the suffrage campaign / Joseph McBrinn
An Irish harp and sleeping beauty: the politics of suffrage in the textile art of Una Taylor and Ann Macbeth / Janice Helland
Images of empathy: representations of force feeding in Votes for women / Chloe Ward.
Notes:
Actually published in 2018.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Garrett, Miranda, editor.
Thomas, Zoë, editor.
ISBN:
135001186X
9781350011861
OCLC:
982532870
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