Women's Places: Architecture and Design 1860-1960

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Brenda Martin, Penny Sparke
Routledge, 2003 - Architecture - 178 pages
Women's Places: Architecture and Design 1860-1960presents a series of case-study essays, all of them based on research which has been unpublished up until now, dealing with the relationship between particular women, buildings and design in the time period.

This collection shows a range of actual relationships between women and material culture in a given historical period, from those who engaged with the avant-garde of their day, to others who were more conservative and worked within prevailing traditions and conventions; their differing strategies and the ways in which the picture changed over a period of time in response to shifts in the contemporary aesthetic, economic, social and cultural climate of gender, architecture and design. The team of authors are noted within the discipline for their original and pioneering research in the field of gender, architecture, material culture and the built environment.

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Brenda Martin is at Kingston University. Her publications include the Dorich House Guidebook and the Dictionary of Women Artists (Fitzroy Dearborn).

Susie McKellar is Researcher at the Royal College of Art.
Penny Sparke is Professor of Design History, and Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Music, at Kingston University.

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