Original Sisters

ISBN: 9780593316146 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2021 Autor: Anita Kunz, Roxane Gay Editură: Random House USA Inc Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 320 Stoc: La comandă

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From the internationally acclaimed artist, a stunning collection of portraits of ground-breaking women--Joan of Arc, Josephine Baker, Greta Thunberg, Misty Copeland, and many more history-making women whose names have been forgotten and are finally being brought to light. With a Forward by Roxanne Gay.

"This book, as a whole, offers the reader possibility and promise...You will be introduced to many of these women for the first time, because history is rarely kind to women until it is forced to be. You will learn about artists and activists, rulers and rebels." --Roxanne Gay, from the Forward.

Original Sisters was born from the COVID-19 quarantine. In early March 2020, locked down in her home-studio in Toronto and longing for inspiration, artist Anita Kunz started researching women on the Internet. She wasn't sure what she was looking for, but she soon found an array of astonishing people who had done amazing things--some of whom she had heard of, but most of whom she had not. And then she began to paint their pictures and write down their stories. The result is a jaw-dropping feat of historic and artistic research. The wide variety of lives, occupations, time periods, and achievements is absolutely mind-bending.

From Joan of Arc to Josephine Baker, from Hippolyta to Greta Thunberg, from Anne Frank to Misty Copeland: these women made and changed history. But there are just as many whom you've never heard of, who were never recognized in their lifetimes, whose achievements need to be brought to light. They include the anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl, who was executed at age twenty-one by the Third Reich, and Alice Ball, a young African American scientist who discovered a treatment for leprosy but died tragically before she could receive credit for it.

This is not only a breathtaking art book. Original Sisters also recounts a secret history that must be told so that it is a secret no more.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Anita Kunz, Roxane Gay
Data Publicarii
2021
Editura
Random House USA Inc
Inaltime
26
Latime
21
Grosime
2.7
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
320
Subtitlu
Portraits of Tenacity and Courage
Greutate
1349
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