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Suffragettes to She-Devils
The fight for women's rights worldwide has been one of the great power struggles of the twentieth century, and its graphic expression has been central to this battle. Suffragettes to She-Devils captures the excitement of women's revolutionary campaigns and movements from the vibrant visual identity of the militant suffragettes, through the humour and sniping of the cartoon ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 6th 1997 by Phaidon Press
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Phaidon is known for its beautifully published art/coffee-table books so perhaps I was naive to hope for something a little more academically & intellectually rigorous. As a compendium of the graphic design (banners, postcards, flyers, posters, etc) that aided in women's struggle for liberation from patriarchy it is illuminating. It is filled with beautiful color photographs of embroidered WSPU banners, war posters relying on sexualized images of women for recruitment, grassroot signs and Gueril ...more
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