Marion Manley: Miami's First Woman Architect by Carie PenabadMarion Manley: Miami's First Woman Architect by Carie Penabad

Marion Manley: Miami's First Woman Architect

byCarie Penabad, Catherine Willis LynnContribution byElizabeth Playter-Zyberk

Paperback | February 15, 2010

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Marion Manley (1893-1984), Miami's first female architect, successfully maintained an independent architectural practice in South Florida over much of the twentieth century. In this first comprehensive, illustrated work on Manley, Catherine Lynn and Carie Penabad explore the relationship of Manley's work to her life and to the broader historical moment of which she was a part, including the overall development of the city of Miami. The book catalogs all of Manley's known work, includes images and plans where available, and provides detailed examinations of what the authors consider to be her best, most emblematic work in each phase of her long career.

Best known as one of the designers of the innovative University of Miami campus built just after the Second World War, Manley worked on other public buildings that are less well known, including an addition to the John Ringling Museum in Sarasota. Her residential work is interesting as well: modest and rational, with careful consideration of regional characteristics and construction appropriate to the South Florida landscape. As noted architect Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk remarks in her foreword, "Understanding the reduced circumstances of the provenance of these buildings and their low-tech characteristics such as rooms with cross ventilation, large areas of shaded glass, and the almost tactile relationship to the adjacent landscape, we must admire the legacy of Marion Manley."

Catherine Lynn is an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Miami. Carie Penabad is an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Miami. She is a principal in the firm Cure & Penabad Architects.
Title:Marion Manley: Miami's First Woman ArchitectFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8 × 10.1 × 0.22 inPublished:February 15, 2010Publisher:University Of Georgia PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0820334065

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword by Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

Introduction 1
Practicing from the Outpost 47
Manley and the University of Miami 125
Designing Post-World War II South Florida 183

Catalog of Works
Selected Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

Catherine Lynn and Carie Penabad's deeply researched and carefully constructed life-and-works study of Miami's first woman architect, Marion I. Manley (1893-1984), is thus doubly welcome for recording the travails of a regional practitioner and for celebrating the fact that this architect designed buildings-and supervised their construction to her famously exacting standards-when her peers were all men. - Ellen Weiss - Journal of Southern History