Women's Places: Architecture and Design 1860-1960

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Architecture - 178 pages
What was different about the environments that women created as architects, designers and clients at a time when they were gaining increasing political and social status in a male world? Through a series of case studies, Women's Places: Architecture and Design 1860-1960, examines in detail the professional and domestic spaces created by women who had money and the opportunity to achieve their ideal. Set against a background of accepted notions of modernity relating to design and architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this book provides a fascinating insight into women's social aspirations and identities. It offers new information and new interpretations in the study of gender, material culture and the built environment in the period 1860-1960.
 

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Contents

women architecture and
1
Creating The New Room the Hall sisters of West Wickham
23
gender
47
Your place or mine? The clients contribution to domestic architecture
69
Eileen Gray gender and modernism
87
Marie Dormoy and the architectural conversation
113
Elizabeth Denby or Maxwell Fry? A matter of attribution
149
Select Bibliography
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