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Title:
Women of steel and stone : 22 inspirational architects, engineers, and landscape designers
Author:
Lewis, Anna M.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2014]
Physical Description:
264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
"Reporting on a range of historical and contemporary female builders and designers, this educational book strives to inspire a new generation of girls in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. With many of the profiles set against the backdrop of such landmark events as the women's suffrage and civil rights movements and the Industrial Revolution, and with original interviews from a number of current architects and engineers, this book provides inspiration and advice directly to young women by highlighting positive examples of how a strong work ethic, perseverance, and creativity can overcome life's obstacles. Each profile focuses on the strengths, passions, and interests each woman had growing up; where those traits took them; and what they achieved. Sidebars on related topics, source notes, and a bibliography make this an invaluable resource for further study"--
Language:
English
Contents:
Architects. Louise Bethune: paving the way ; Anna Wagner Keichline: brick by brick ; Julia Morgan: she built a castle ; Marion Mahony Griffin: Frank's right-hand man ; Norma Merrick Sklarek: the Rosa Parks of architecture ; Denise Scott Brown: husband-and-wife design team ; Natalie de Blois: builder of buildings ; Zaha Hadid: contemporary architecture star ; Marilyn Jordan Taylor: building the future -- Engineers. Emily Warren Roebling: she built the bridge ; Lillian Moller Gilbreth: the real Cheaper by the Dozen ; Kate Gleason: concrete pioneer ; Margaret Ingels: ruler of the slide rule ; Ruth Gordon Schnapp: making buildings safe ; Judith Nitsch: engineering girl ; Aine Brazil: building towers -- Landscape architects. Beatrix Farrand: planting seeds ; Ellen Biddle Shipman: dean of American Landscape Architecture ; Marian Cruger Coffin: covered all grounds ; Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: the art of the possible ; Carol R. Johnson: nature and culture ; Martha Schwartz: modern art and landscape.
Reading Level:
1190 Lexile.
ISBN:
9781613745083
Format :
Book

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