Dazzling Women Designers

Paperback | October 4, 2010

byJILL BRYANT

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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.

 

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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 car...

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The work of women designers touches every part of our lives. In the 1920s British furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray developed ideas for homes that still seem modern today. From chairs made 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...

Jill Bryant is a writer who specializes in children’s nonfiction. When she isn’t writing books for children, Jill edits textbooks and educational materials. She is the author of one other book in this series: Amazing Women Athletes. Jill makes her home in historic Kingston, Ontario with her family.Jill Bryant is a writer who specialize...

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Format: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: 8 - 14

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