The Spectacle of Women: Imagery of the Suffrage Campaign 1907-1914
Lisa Tickner. The Spectacle of Women: Imagery of the Suffrage Campaign 1907-1914. London: Chatto & Windus, 1987.
Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Book-Academic, Book-Non-Fiction, Pageants and Parades, Postcards, Posters
Deemed too artistic for political history, too political for art history, the visual history of the campaign for women’s suffrage in Britain has long been neglected. In this comprehensive and pathbreaking study, Lisa Tickner discusses and illustrates British suffragists’ use of spectacle—the design of banners, posters, and postcards, the orchestration of mass demonstrations, etc.—in an unprecedented propaganda campaign.
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