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Title:
Women's places : architecture and design 1860-1960
Author:
Martin, Brenda.
Publication Information:
London ; New York, NY : Routledge, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xx, 178 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415284486

9780415284493
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Book

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Summary

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.


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 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 OwnDora Gordine and Dorich House (1936)
8 Elizabeth Denby or Maxwell Fry? A Matter of Attribution?
Bibliography
Contributor's Biographies
Index