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By Brenda Martin, Penny Sparke

What was once various in regards to the environments that ladies created as architects, designers and consumers at a time once they have been gaining expanding political and social prestige in a male international? via a sequence of case stories, Women's locations: structure and layout 1860-1960, examines intimately the pro and household areas created by way of ladies who had funds and the chance to accomplish their excellent. Set opposed to a heritage of accredited notions of modernity on the subject of layout and structure of the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this publication offers a desirable perception into women's social aspirations and identities. It bargains new info and new interpretations within the examine of gender, fabric tradition and the equipped atmosphere within the interval 1860-1960.

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