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21 Revolutions : New Writing and Prints Inspired by the Collection at Glasgow Women’s Library

Patrick, Adele
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Glasgow Women’s Library
Published: March 3, 2014
ISBN: 9780952227335
256 pages, illustrations


A stunning coffee table book of artists’ and writers’ creative responses to a unique collection of artifacts from the women’s movement and social history spanning more than a century—includes Denise Mina, A. L. Kennedy, Louise Welsh, Janice Galloway, and more

In collaboration with the Glasgow Women’s Library, 21 Revolutions pairs 21 artists and writers with one item each from the library’s archive, providing fascinating insight and response to the history of the women’s movement, and creating a beautiful book of new writing and contemporary art. Glasgow Women’s Library is unique, part of the international feminist art and archive movement that has proliferated since the 1970s, and its collections include an unrivaled range of artifacts and material relating to the women’s movement in Scotland. Some of Scotland’s most celebrated women creatives including Jackie Kay, Jen Hadfield, Anne Donovan, Karen Campbell, Denise Mina, Elizabeth Reeder, A.L. Kennedy, Helen Fitzgerald, Zoe Wicomb, Muriel Gray, Louise Welsh, Janice Galloway, Lucy Skaer, Karla Black, Claire Barclay, Sam Ainsley, Corin Sworn, and many others have created extraordinary art, poetry, and prose across the fields of social and women’s history, feminism, and equality.

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