Women Artists & Writers
Imagine a dinner party. Round the table are Louise Bourgeois, Lee Miller, Elsa Schiaparelli, Nancy and Decca Mitford, Diana Cooper, Joan Mitchell, Kiki de Montparnasse and Gwen John. What a feast it would be.
Now imagine a bookshelf crowded with books on these women artists and writers. It would be a shelf filled with ideas, spirit, creativity and beauty.
With this rather romantic notion in mind, we have created a short catalogue of twenty books by or on women artists and writers of the twentieth century. There are some old favourites and some new discoveries.
The catalogue for an exhibition of the sculpture and prints of Kim Lim.
Rena Gardiner's privately-printed guide book to Hardwick Hall.
Louise Bourgeois' creation of a "family photo album", examining the influence of her childhood on her work.
A first edition of Schiaparelli's autobiography with the shocking pink dust jacket.
Nancy Mitford's semi-autobiographical novel about a Anglo-French marriage.
A complete three-volume set of the memoirs of Lady Diana Cooper.
Lee Miller's war-time photographs of Wrens.