“People have always loved to look at fairy princesses, queens, beautiful objects, buildings, and gardens. Looking at beauty is a natural part of life." - Diana Vreeland, "Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Have Shaped our Times"
Read a brief oral biography of Diana Vreeland from "Particular Passions," whose seminal exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art elevated fashion to fine art.
"Particular Passions" profiles forty-six American women who forged successful careers in fields that had traditionally been open only to men. The women were pioneers in the arts and sciences, athletics and law, mathematics and politics, among other disciplines. They overcame countless obstacles to build fulfilling lives for themselves, and in so doing opened doors for new generations of women in America and around the world.
"Every woman owes it to herself to look up Particular Passions—borrow the volume from your public library. Or, better still, buy it and put it with your favorite novel or poetry collection to sustain you. Every story in the book is an inspiration. This book is a joy and a tonic." —Pioneer Press and Dispatch