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Women in Architecture: Past, Present, and Future

Women in Architecture: Past, Present, and Future

Women in Architecture: Past, Present, and Future

By Ursula Schwitalla 

"Discusses great achievements of women architects both now and throughout history. 'After centuries of exclusivity with only male architects, never women, the boom in the women’s movement at the end of the 19th century [allowed women] to gain admission to the profession. They had to fight for it, and they did."—Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian 

Key works by today’s leading female architects, with reflections on their craft and design ethos. 

Despite the number of women who have shaped the discipline, female architects still frequently struggle to receive the recognition their work deserves. This volume serves as a manifesto for the great achievements of contemporary female architects the world over, paying tribute to their experiences as artists and designers as well as women in a male-dominated field. Women in Architecture profiles 36 architects working today, detailing their personal creative philosophies through examples of their projects.

In addition to its examination of the current state of architecture, this volume also explores works by a number of women who served as pioneering figures of the craft, seeking to expose and eventually dismantle the structural discrimination against women architects both inside and outside of the field.

Featured architects include: Mona Bayr, Odile Decq, Elke Delugan-Meissl, Julie Eizenberg, Manuelle Gautrand, Annette Gigon, Silvia Gmür, Cristina Guedes, Melkan Gürsel, Itsuko Hasegawa, Anna Heringer, Fabienne Hoelzel, Helle Juul, Karla Kowalski, Anupama Kundoo, Anne Lacaton, Regine Leibinger, Lu Wenyu, Dorte Mandrup, Rozana Montiel, Kathrin Moore, Farshid Moussavi, Carme Pinós, Nili Portugali, Paula Santos, Kazuyo Sejima, Annabelle Selldorf, Pavitra Sriprakash, Siv Helene Stangeland, Brigitte Sunder-Plassmann, Lene Tranberg, Billie Tsien, Elisa Valero, Nathalie de Vries, Andrea Wandel, and Helena Weber.

216 pages | 330 illustrations
Hatje Cantz, 2021
9.45 x 11.81 Inches
ISBN 9783775748575
Architecture, Women Artists

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