Women's Places: Architecture and Design 1860-1960

Synopsis

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.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Louise Campbell
  • Trevor Keeble
  • Penny Sparke
  • Alice T. Friedman
  • Lynne Walker
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003