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Forgotten Women: The Artists

. 9781788400633. Tsjeng, Zing. Forgotten Women: The Writers. ISBN 9781788400640; ebk. ISBN 9781788401159.ea. vol. Cassell: Octopus. (Forgotten Women). 2018. 224p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. $20. REF
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With representatives from around the world, from prehistory to the present, Tsjeng (Forgotten Women: The Leaders) furthers this series on overlooked women. The author selected these notable but under-the-radar subjects with the input of Gina Luria Walker (women's studies, New School). Vibrant portraits in a variety of styles complement the brief entries. The volume on artists features figurative artists, performance artists, photographers, and designers, while the title on writers highlights poets, playwrights, and journalists, with quotes and lines of poetry accompanying many entries. Readers may be slightly disappointed not to find examples of art in The Artists.
VERDICT Timely and inclusive, with thoughtfully chosen illustrations. One or more from the series would brighten any library.

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