Women's Places: Architecture and Design 1860-1960 by Brenda MartinWomen's Places: Architecture and Design 1860-1960 by Brenda Martin

Women's Places: Architecture and Design 1860-1960

EditorBrenda Martin, Penny Sparke

Paperback | September 11, 2003

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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.
Title:Women's Places: Architecture and Design 1860-1960Format:PaperbackPublished:September 11, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041528449X

ISBN - 13:9780415284493

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Questions of Identity: Women, Architecture and the Aesthetic Movement  2. Creating 'The New Room'. The Hall sisters of West Wickham and Richard Norman Shaw  3. Elsie de Wolfe and her Female Clients, 1905-1915: Gender, Class and the Professional Interior Decorator  4. Your Place or Mine? The Client's Contribution to Domestic Architecture  5. Architecture and Reputation: Eileen Grey, Gender, And Modernism  6. Marie Dormoy and the Architectural Conversation  7. A House of her Own. Dora Gordine and Dorich House (1936)  8. Elizabeth Denby or Maxwell Fry? A Matter of Attribution?

Editorial Reviews

'An interesting book.' -Kosta Math¿ Trialog, 2004