Women's Places

Women's Places

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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.... in the USA at this time being Mellon and Joseph Duveen. While the men collected, their wives involved themselves with charity work and commissioned interior decorators. Bertha Palmer was a notable exception to this rule. Her associationanbsp;...


Title:Women's Places
Author: Brenda Martin, Penny Sparke
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2003
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