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The Exceptional Woman

Author : Mary D. Sheriff
language : en
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 1997-10-24

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Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1755-1842) was an enormously successful painter, a favorite portraitist of Marie-Antoinette, and one of the few women accepted into the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. In accounts of her role as an artist, she was simultaneously flattered as a charming woman and vilified as monstrously unfeminine. In The Exceptional Woman, Mary D. Sheriff uses Vigée-Lebrun's career to explore the contradictory position of "woman-artist" in the moral, philosophical, professional, and medical debates about women in eighteenth-century France. Paying particular attention to painted and textual self-portraits, Sheriff shows how Vigée-Lebrun's images and memoirs undermined the assumptions about "woman" and the strictures imposed on women. Engaging ancien-régime philosophy, as well as modern feminism, psychoanalysis, literary theory, and art criticism, Sheriff's interpretations of Vigée-Lebrun's paintings challenge us to rethink the work and the world of this controversial woman artist.

The Exceptional Woman Within

Author : Evangeline Delaney
language : en
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date : 2017-09-05

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This book helps you develop your best qualities in order to face life head on. There is an "exceptional" being buried in every woman. She lays dormant waiting to be explored, challenged, trained and developed. Most times she introduces herself through trials and challenges. The exceptional woman is determined to succeed. She finds every avenue that will take her there. she learns to understand investing, budgeting and financial growth. She plans her goals using critical strategies and time management, in order to achieve. She is a force to be reckon with. She trains her mind, which allows all her experiences in life to drive her in the right direction. 1. She wants to be mold to stand out in the presence of others. 2. She is an empowered woman. 3. She is fearless and unapologetic for being the woman she is. 4. She is the one who makes moves and is not afraid to break down the walls of stereotypes. Learn how to be that strong and empowered woman today by developing and improving the qualities you already have.

Roberta Bondar

Author : Joan Dixon
language : en
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
Release Date : 2011-09-26

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"The feeling in space flight is like hanging by your heels...with all the blood rushing to your head. ...You feel as though you are at the top of a roller coaster when your stomach feels like it is going to lift off." - Dr. Roberta Bondar. This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: biography or space exploration. From the age of eight, Roberta Bondar knew she wanted to be an astronaut. In January 1992 she made Canadian history when she became the first Canadian woman, and first neurologist, to go into space on board Discovery. The story of her journey to become a leading astronaut is a fascinating tale of dedication, commitment, and sheer guts.

Warrior Woman

Author : James Alexander Thom
language : en
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date : 2007-12-18

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A bestselling master of historical fiction, James Alexander Thom has brought unforgettable Native American figures to life for millions of readers, powerfully dramatizing their fortitude, fearsomeness, and profound fates. Now he and his wife, Dark Rain, have created a magnificent portrait of an astonishing woman–one who led her people in war when she could not persuade them to make peace. Her name was Nonhelema. Literate, lovely, imposing at over six feet tall, she was the Women’s Peace Chief of the Shawnee Nation–and already a legend when the most decisive decade of her life began in 1774. That fall, with more than three thousand Virginians poised to march into the Shawnees’ home, Nonhelema’s plea for peace was denied. So she loyally became a fighter, riding into battle covered in war paint. When the Indians ran low on ammunition, Nonhelema’s role changed back to peacemaker, this time tragically. Negotiating an armistice with military leaders of the American Revolution like Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark, she found herself estranged from her own people–and betrayed by her white adversaries, who would murder her loved ones and eventually maim Nonhelema herself. Throughout her inspiring life, she had many deep and complex relationships, including with her daughter, Fani, who was an adopted white captive . . . a pious and judgmental missionary, Zeisberger . . . a series of passionate lovers . . . and, in a stunning creation of the Thoms, Justin Case–a cowardly soldier transformed by the courage he saw in the female Indian leader. Filled with the uncanny period detail and richly rendered drama that are Thom trademarks, Warrior Woman is a memorable novel of a remarkable person–one willing to fight to avoid war, by turns tough and tender, whose heart was too big for the world she wished to tame. From the Hardcover edition.

Singular Women

Author : Kristen Frederickson
language : en
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date : 2003

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"An interesting and original collection. A must for all those interested in women artists and the women who have written about them."--Linda Nochlin, author of Representing Women "Kristen Frederickson and Sarah Webb have provided us with a missing link, a truly feminist art history that connects with the work done in the 1970s and thankfully ignores the 'post-feminist' hiatus. Singular Women is a model for future scholarship on women's art. If only the books it inspires are as rigorous, vigorous, varied, and readable as this one."--Lucy Lippard, author of The Pink Glass Swan: Selected Feminist Essays on Art "The most provocative, challenging, and intimate writing to appear in feminist art history since Linda Nochlin launched the field with her essay 'Why Are There No Great Women Artists?' Thirty years later there are both great women artists and great women writers. This book assembles some of the best and boldest among them. Not afraid to address the boring, the failed, the neglected, or the masterpiece, Singular Women sets the standard for feminist art history of the twenty-first century."--Peggy Phelan, author of the survey essay in Art and Feminism, ed. Helena Reckitt "This important volume addresses the vexed question whether the traditional monograph, rightly under suspicion in recent years, can be reinvented to serve feminist art history well. Its excellent--and varied--essays answer with a confident and convincing affirmative, demonstrating how we can talk about women's art practice without abandoning the biographical and social stories that enable and illuminate it."--Janet Wolff, author of Resident Alien: Feminist Cultural Criticism "Contributes new understandings to the now familiar problems of writing biographies of artists and, in particular, writing about a woman artist. It re-inscribes the woman artist in the discourse while probing--through a variety of approaches--the possibilities for a critical discourse on and appreciation of the woman artist."--Catherine M. Soussloff, author of The Absolute Artist: The Historiography of a Concept "Demonstrates how women historians have had to develop close relationships (real or imagined) with the artists about whom they write. The reader is allowed to see the desire that constitutes, but is normally hidden within, the writing of history."--Jane Blocker, author of Where Is Ana Mendieta? Identity, Performativity, and Exile

Six Exceptional Women

Author : James Lord
language : en
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date : 1994-04-01

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James Lord continues his series of intimate portraits with a cast of female subjects: Alice B. Toklas, Getrude Stein, Marie-Laure de Noailles, the French actress Arletty, Errieta Perdikidi, and his own mother, Loise Bennett Lord.

The Exceptional Impossible Woman Indeed

Author : Milicent Carter-Bloodworth
language : en
Publisher: Vantage Press, Inc
Release Date : 2008

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He was born Milton Bernie Carter into a loving family whose culturally diverse beliefs and mixed racial bloodline made for "many socially sensitive but usually supportive conversations in the home." However when Milton begins experimenting with cross-dressing and is later told by a doctor that he is a "transsexual," Milton soon learns that the world is not always so accepting and even his own family has limits to what they will support. Thereafter, Milton adopts the persona of "Melba," undergoes the physical and psychological changes needed to help him become the person he truly is, and commences his adventures as "The Impossible Woman." In The Exceptional, Impossible Woman Indeed!, Milicent Carter-Bloodworth presents her personal journey to happiness and fulfillment, sharing the obstacles faced in an often-challenging and cruel world while offering words of advice to others who are forced to live with sexual identities they did not choose.