Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective
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New York. Whitney Library of Design. 1977. First Printing. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine, tanning and slight fading to pages over time. Jacket Condition: Fine, very slight signs of shelf wear at edges. 224pp. 250 illustration. (ill. in b/w)
This volume is the first to rescue the study of women's influence in architecture from the domestic to the design. Led by an intent and culturally aware introduction, the volume is structured according to sections that determine "a women's place" in domesticity, architectural history, criticism, contemporary women architects, and the idea of spatial symbolism. Framing and following these subjects are a slew of almost relentless illustrations: sketches, blueprints, and photographs from all angles of the woman's architectural progress take up more space than the texts––the pictures have as much say as any essay. The research and creation of this book was made possible as a publication and exhibition organized by The Architectural League of New York's Archive of Women in Architecture.
Ed. by Susana Torre
Forward by Maria O'Hare
With essays by: Susan Fondiler Berkon, Sara Boutelle, Doris Cole, Dolores Hayden, Carolyn Johnson, Naomi Ledd, Lucy R. Lippard, Jane McGroarty, Judith Paine, Suzanne Stephens, Mary Otis Stevens, Gwendolyn wright