The author explores the social and cultural significance of training for women in the commercial and decorative arts, and art education, from about 1850 through the 20th century. The story is framed by the broader contexts of gender-segregated education and the influence of Philadelphia's local business and industry on women's career opportunities in the visual arts. Industrial needs, women's career aspirations, and the changing landscape of American art shape this case study of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and its successor, Moore College of Art and Design.The story is framed by the broader contexts of gender-segregated education and the influence of Philadelphiaa#39;s local business and industry on womena#39;s career opportunities in the visual arts.
|Title||:||Art, Industry, and Women's Education in Philadelphia|
|Author||:||Nina de Angeli Walls|
|Publisher||:||Praeger Pub Text - 2001|