Design throughout history has been profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women; as practitioners, commentators, educators and commissioners. But in a narrative that eagerly promotes their male counterparts, their contributions are all too often overlooked.
Through 21 engaging profiles, Women Design rediscovers and revels in the work of pioneers such as Eileen Gray, Lora Lamm and Lella Vignelli, while shining a spotlight on modern-day trailblazers including Kazuyo Sejima, Hella Jongerius and Neri Oxman.
Richly illustrated with archival imagery, this is a rare glimpse into the working worlds of some of the most influential forces in contemporary design.
About the Author
Libby Sellers is a design historian, consultant and former Senior Curator of the Design Museum, London. Through her eponymous London-based gallery, Libby worked with some of the industry’s most critical and progressive designers, commissioning works from them to sell through curated exhibitions. Her close working relationship with these designers led to the launching of many new careers and developed a broader understanding of the narrative power of critical and conceptual design.
About the Publisher
A former imprint of The Quarto Group that creates a wide variety of books and products with the mission to inspire life’s experiences, Frances Lincoln has been combined with other former imprints under the new White Lion Publishing imprint. The new publisher’s goal is to help readers understand and enjoy the world around them through expert writing, visually striking design and innovative formats.