Artists have long been attracted to the challenge of capturing the intimacy and tranquility of reading. This book brings together a compelling selection of beautiful paintings, drawings, prints and photographs of women reading through the ages. Engaging commentaries explain the context in which each image was created, while a fascinating introduction explores the history of women and reading, offering an insight into how the activity enabled women to escape the narrow confines of domestic life and gain knowledge of the outside, male-dominated world.
Merrell, 2006.ISBN: 1858943329. 149 pp.Foreword by Karen Joy Fowler.Hardcover. Fine in a fine jacket.
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