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Title :

Women and the making of the modern house : a social and architectural history

Author :
FRIEDMAN, Alice T. ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Concentrates on six well-known houses of the 20th c.: Hollyhock House (Los Angeles), the Truus Schröder House (Utrecht), the villa 'Les Terrasses' (Villa Stein-de Monzie, Garches), the Edith Farnsworth House (Plano, Illinois), the Constance Perkins House (Pasadena), and the Vanna Venturi House (Philadelphia). All were designed by leading architects - Frank Lloyd Wright, Gerrit Rietveld, Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Neutra, and Robert Venturi - for independent women who headed their own households. In this study Friedman explores the challenges that unconventional attitudes and ways of life have presented to architectural thinking, and to the architects themselves. Focusing on these houses, the author investigates the roles played by both architects and clients, and describes the processes of collaboration and negotiation through which decisions about program and design were made. ;
Pagination/Size :
240 ; 240 p.; ill. (some col.); plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Femmes ; Garches (FRA), Villa Stein-de Monzie ; Le Corbusier (Charles Edouard Jeanneret), 1887-1965 ; Los Angeles (CA, USA), Hollyhock House ; Maison ; Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969 ; Mécénat ; Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970 ; Pasadena (CA, USA), Perkins house ; Philadelphia (PA, USA), Venturi house ; Plano (IL, USA), Farnsworth house ; Rietveld, Gerrit Thomas, 1888-1964 ; Utrecht (NLD), Maison Schröder ; Venturi, Robert, n.1925 ; Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Garches (FRA), Villa Stein-de Monzie ; Houses ; Le Corbusier (Charles Edouard Jeanneret), 1887-1965 ; Los Angeles (CA, USA), Hollyhock House ; Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969 ; Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970 ; Pasadena (CA, USA), Perkins house ; Patronage ; Philadelphia (PA, USA), Venturi house ; Plano (IL, USA), Farnsworth house ; Rietveld, Gerrit Thomas, 1888-1964 ; Utrecht (NLD), Schröder house ; Venturi, Robert, b.1925 ; Women ; Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24994965 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0810939894 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
H.N. Abrams, New York
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;