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ART GEMS FOR THE HOME FIRESIDE 1890 UNIQUE COLLECTIVE BOOK Hardcover - 01-1890
J.A. & R.A. Reid, Publishers, 1888. This book is old - please see the pics for a better description and condition of this book- THIS IS AN UNIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE BOOK. RARE -. Long unknown to Gilman scholars, Art Gems is now recognized as the pioneering feminist's first book, discussed by Gilman's biographer Cynthia Davis: "The roughly 100 page illustrated volume covers forty-nine artists, each work accompanied by commentary written by the book's author, "Mrs. Charles Walter Stetson," a formality Charlotte may have adopted to capitalize on her husband's better renown in the art world. " (Davis, Charlotte Gilman: A Biography, p.104ff). Prior to her marriage to Stetson in 1884, Gilman had studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, and subsequently supported herself as a painter and a designer of trade cards. At a glance, the volume appears little more than a Victorian American parlor book, with little relation to Gilman's later feminist, socialist and utopian ideologies. But careful examination reveals that, whether she wrote about race, suffrage, or art, Gilman was a sensitive social critic. Her commentary on the images in Art Gems is frequently sarcastic, occasionally biting, especially as regards the representation of women in the artworks she has included. As one critic has noted, discussing Gilman s interpretative captions: "[Gilman s] phrasing suggests that she is imposing . her personal disappointment with the pervasive view that "no one would believe" an attractive woman can care deeply about books INSURANCE OPTION FOR SHIPPING AVAILABLE-. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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