Hadjiafxendi, Kyriaki.

Crafting the Woman Professional in the Long Nineteenth Century : Artistry and Industry in Britain - Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013. - 1 online resource (307 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; About the Contributors; Acknowledgements; Foreword by Linda H. Peterson; Introduction: Artistry and Industry - The Process of Female Professionalisation; Part I: Industrious Amateurism; 1 Women's Work: The History of the Victorian Domestic Handicraft; 2 Light Work: Feminine Leisure and the Making of Transparencies; 3 Pertinacious Industry: The Keyboard Etude and the Female Amateur in England, 1804-20; 4 Dresses and Drapery: Female Self-Fashioning in Muslin, 1800-1850; Part II: The Artistic Career; 5 Contrary to the Habits of Their Sex? 6 The China Painter7 Creative Industry: Design, Art Education and the Woman Professional; 8 Dorothy's Career and Other Cautionary Tales; Part III: The Craft of Self-Fashioning; 9 Negotiating Fame: Mid-Victorian Women Writers and the Romantic Myth of the Gentlemanly Reviewer; 10 Crafting the Woman Artist: Ouida and Ariadnê ; 11 'Mady's tightrope walk': The Career of Marian Huxley Collier ; 12 Living Art: Michael Field, Aestheticism and Dress; Index

Over the course of the nineteenth century, women in Britain participated in diverse and prolific forms of artistic labour. How women faced the pragmatics of their own creative labour as they pursued vocations, trades and professions in the domestic handicraft movements, music, design, commercial illustration, china painting, and authorship reveals the different ideological positions surrounding the transition of women from industrious amateurism to professional artistry.

9781472408976 114.95 (NL)


Handicraft -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Middle class women -- Employment -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.


Electronic books.

HQ1597.C753 2013

305.48/22094109034 305.4822094109034