I’m with her
Empower and entertain with stories about diverse women The Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality, 1857-2017
BY HELENA RECKITT ( CHRONICLE, 272 PAGES, $ 65) A comprehensive international survey ranging from Judy Chicago, Carrie Mae Weems and Sethembile Msezane to 150 years ago with early women’s suffrage.
BY SAM MAGGS AND
( QUIRK BOOKS, 272 PAGES, $ 21.99) Looks at 20 dynamic duos who stuck together and changed history.
Inge Morath: An Illustrated Biography
BY LINDA GORDON
( PRESTEL/ MAGNUM FOUNDATION, 192 PAGES, $ 65.95) The globe-trotting Austrianborn journalist photographer (later married to Arthur Miller) was among the first women to join the Magnum Photos agency.
The Log Driver’s Waltz
BY WADE HEMSWORTH AND JENNIFER PHELAN ( SIMON & SCHUSTER, 40 PAGES, $ 21.99) The lyrics of the familiar Canadian folk song are reimagined by Toronto artist Jennifer Phelan, and interpreted with a twist: The girl in the story is headstrong and independent. It pleases completely.
Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism
BY OMISE’EKE TINSLEY ( UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS, 216 PAGES, $ 26.95) An insightful cultural reading of the performer combined with memoir – and the next best thing to attending Omise’eke Tinsley’s popular UT Austin undergraduate course in Beyoncé Feminism/Rihanna Womanism.
BY ALLIE ROWBOTTOM ( LITTLE, BROWN, 288 PAGES, $ 36.50) This personal history by a descendant focuses on the lives of the women in the iconic brand owner’s family dating back to her great-great-greatuncle’s purchase of the jiggling gelatin from its original inventor in 1899. It’s a mesmerizing, and at times dark, family history and sociology of the gem-coloured dessert and its legacy.
BY CAROLINE WEBER ( KNOPF, 736 PAGES, $ 47) Everything you ever wanted to know about Parisian Belle
Époque elegance, excess and inequities, and the trio of women who became the fictional Countess in search of lost time. It also includes two recently discovered essays by Proust about Parisian high society.