From iconic figures such as Queen Victoria and Agatha Christie to unnamed geishas, pilots, soldiers and nurses, the third, visually stunning book in The Colour of Time series makes magnificent use of Marina Amaral's acclaimed photographic colourisation techniques and Dan Jones' skilful text to tell a multitude of women's stories from the middle of the nineteenth century to the dawn of second-wave feminism.
The third volume in the bestselling The Colour of Time series.
A Woman's World, 1850-1960 explores the many roles - domestic, social, cultural and professional - played by women across the world before second-wave feminism took hold. Using Marina Amaral's colourized images and Dan Jones's words, this survey features women both celebrated and ordinary, whether in the science lab or protesting on the streets, performing on stage or fighting in the trenches, running for election or exploring the wild. This vivid and unique history brings to life and full colour the female experience in a century of extraordinary change.
Each chapter will be introduced by a woman who works in that field today. Photographs include: Queen Victoria, Edith Cavell, Josephine Baker, Eva Peron, Eleanor Roosevelt, Virginia Woolf, Clara Schumann, Martha Gellhorn, Simone de Beauvoir, Agatha Christie, Frida Kahlo, Emmeline Pankhurst, Harriet Tubman, Florence Nightingale, Hattie McDaniel and Gertrude Bell; as well as revolutionaries from China to Cuba, Geishas in Japan, protestors on the Salt March, teachers and pilots, nurses and soldiers.
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 432
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
Praise for The Colour of Time:
'[The Colour of Time] does something simple yet extraordinary. It takes black-and-white photos of historic events and colours them in. The effect is transformative' - Telegraph
'Purists argue that colourising black and white photographs is sacrilege, but the world has always been in colour. Truth be told, monochrome is a contrivance. Human experience is always colourful' - The Times
'A splash of colour is all it took to bring these historic black and white photos back to vivid, breathtaking life... Astonishing' - The Sun
'Both revelatory and familiar. Amaral's skills bring 19th- and early 20th-century photographic images to wholly unexpected and vivid life... Jones offers perceptive commentary, contextualising the events and people depicted with concise skill, meaning that this fine book is hugely readable' - Observer
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