Dazzling Women Designers by JILL BRYANTDazzling Women Designers by JILL BRYANT

Dazzling Women Designers

byJILL BRYANT

Paperback | October 4, 2010

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The work of women designers touches every partof our lives. In the 1920s British furniture designer and architectEileen Gray developed ideas for homes that still seem modern today. From chairsmade of steel tubes to bare-basic rooms, she created an entirely new look.American Suzanne E. Vanderbilt was one of the first women to design cars forGeneral Motors. Designer of cities Jane Jacobs caused controversy in the 1960swith her campaign against a New York expressway that revolutionized the way we understand urban life. And designerRitu Kumar, known as “the grand woman of Indian fashion,” is celebrated forbringing the beautiful tradition of embroidery to modern clothes.

Theother designers profiled in this inspiring collection are landscape architectCornelia Hahn Oberlander, roboticist Cynthia Breazeal, costume designer EikoIshioka, interior designer Aissa Dione, fashion designer Vera Wang, andarchitect Zaha Hadid. By including designers who are household names as well as those who young readers may not have heard of, Dynamic Women Designers offers a well-rounded introduction to the women who shape our world.

 

Jill Bryant is a Canadian writer who specializes in children’s non-fiction. Born in Toronto, Jill grew up in Elora and Eden Mills, Ontario. She is a regular contributor to Know magazine and reviewer for Quill & Quire. Jill has lived in Japan, the U.S., England, and Germany. She now makes her home in historic Kingston, Ontario with her ...
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Title:Dazzling Women DesignersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.04 × 5.96 × 0.32 inPublished:October 4, 2010Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897187823

ISBN - 13:9781897187821

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Dazzling Women Designers is a fascinating and readable non-fiction text - ETFO Voice Magazine - 20120606