Women Design: Pioneers in architecture, industrial, graphic and digital design from the twentieth ce
Women Design: Pioneers in architecture, industrial, graphic and digital design from the twentieth ce

From architects and product designers to textile artists and digital innovators, Women Design profiles a selection of the most dynamic female designers from the modern era, showcasing their finest work and celebrating their enduring influence.

Grafton Architects by Robert McCarter (2018)
Grafton Architects by Robert McCarter (2018)

In this long-overdue study, respected architectural writer and critic Robert McCarter presents 60 of Grafton's built and unbuilt projects and brings to light their principled and ethical approach, which is committed to making a profound difference to the lives of their buildings' users.

The Women
The Women
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf (1929)
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf (1929)

First published on the 24th of October, 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. The essay is seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarchy.

Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard (2017)
Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard (2017)

Britain's best known classicist, Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. In Women & Power she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women, using examples ranging from the classical world to the modern day.

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Perez (2019)
Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Perez (2019)

Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you're a woman.

Lina Bo Bardi: 100: Brazil's Alternative Path to Modernism (2014)
Lina Bo Bardi: 100: Brazil's Alternative Path to Modernism (2014)

A book that celebrates the 100th birthday of Brazil’s most important female architect and designer Lina Bo Bardi. The Italio-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) forged a unique path with her bold designs. Spanning architecture, stage sets, fashion, and furniture, her work drew inspiration from the International Style, which she translated into her own visual language.

Suffragette City: Women, Politics, and the Built Environment (2019)
Suffragette City: Women, Politics, and the Built Environment (2019)

Suffragette City brings together a collection of illustrated essays dedicated to exploring and analysing cases in which women have resourcefully leveraged or defied the politics of gender to form and reform architecture and urbanism.

Where Are the Women Architects? by Despina Stratigakos (2016)
Where Are the Women Architects? by Despina Stratigakos (2016)

'Where Are the Women Architects?' tells the story of women’s stagnating numbers in a profession that remains a male citadel, and explores how a new generation of activists is fighting back, grabbing headlines, and building coalitions that promise to bring about change.

Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World by Jacques Barsac (2019)
Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World by Jacques Barsac (2019)

A sweeping overview of Charlotte Perriand's career, exploring the interrelation of art, architecture, and design in the work of this legendary 20th-century modernist.

Women’s creativity since the Modern Movement – MoMoWo (2018)
Women’s creativity since the Modern Movement – MoMoWo (2018)

This book presents the ‘conceptual architecture’ of the MoMoWo Database for mapping women’s cultural legacy and heritage in Architecture, Construction and Design. A collection of case studies enriches the volume by providing the reader with examples of specific thematic approaches at several geographical scales.

Taking the Village Online: Mothers, Motherhood and Social Media by Lorin Basden Arnold (2016)
Taking the Village Online: Mothers, Motherhood and Social Media by Lorin Basden Arnold (2016)

This volume of works explores the impact of social media forms on our cultural understandings of motherhood and the ways that we communicate about the experience and practice of mothering.

Eileen Gray: Her Life and Her Work. the Ultimate Biography by Peter Adam (2019)
Eileen Gray: Her Life and Her Work. the Ultimate Biography by Peter Adam (2019)

Eileen Gray (1878 - 1976) is regarded as one of the most important furniture designers and architects of the early 20th century and the most influential woman in those fields. This stunningly illustrated volume is set to be the definitive biography and survey of her eventful life and groundbreaking career.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (2012)
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (2012)

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect; and to 15-year-old Bee, she is her best friend and, simply, Mom.

A Gendered Profession: The Question of Representation in Space Making by James Benedict Brown, Harri
A Gendered Profession: The Question of Representation in Space Making by James Benedict Brown, Harri

The book provides the first ever attempt to move the debate about gender in architecture beyond the tradition of gender-segregated diagnostic or critical discourse on the debate towards something more propositional, actionable and transformative. The book brings together a comprehensive array of essays, touching on issues such as LGBT, age, family status, and gender biased awards.

Architecture Depends by Jeremy Till (2009)
Architecture Depends by Jeremy Till (2009)

Architecture depends--on what? On people, time, politics, ethics, mess: the real world. Architecture, Till argues with conviction in this engaging, sometimes pugnacious book, cannot help itself; it is dependent for its very existence on things outside itself. Despite the claims of autonomy, purity, and control that architects like to make about their practice, architecture is buffeted by uncertainty and contingency.

Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home by Pamela Stone (2007)
Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home by Pamela Stone (2007)

Based on a series of candid, in-depth interviews with women who returned home after working as doctors, lawyers, bankers, scientists, and other professions, Pamela Stone explores the role that their husbands, children, and coworkers play in their decision; how women’s efforts to construct new lives and new identities unfold once they are home; and where their aspirations and plans for the future lie.

Opting Back In: What Really Happens When Mothers Go Back to Work by Meg Lovejoy and Pamela Stone (20
Opting Back In: What Really Happens When Mothers Go Back to Work by Meg Lovejoy and Pamela Stone (20

Opting Back In uncovers a paradox of privilege by which the very women best positioned to achieve leadership and close gender gaps use strategies to resume their careers that inadvertently reinforce gender inequality. The authors advocate gender equitable policies that will allow women—and all parents—to combine the intense demands of work and family life in the twenty-first century.

Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture by Lori A. Brown (2011)
Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture by Lori A. Brown (2011)

This book brings together a team of up and coming female architects and designers to discuss their work at various scales, from local to global, and in doing so, to question what constitutes a feminist practice and more generally to offer an alternative definition of architecture for the 21st century.

Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women by Jane Hall (2019)
Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women by Jane Hall (2019)

'Would they still call me a diva if I were a man?' asked Zaha Hadid, challenging as she did so more than a century of stereotypes about female architects. In the same spirited approach, Breaking Ground is a pioneering visual manifesto of more than 200 incredible buildings designed by women all over the world.

Bauhausmädels.: A Tribute to Pioneering Women Artists by Patrick Roessler (2019)
Bauhausmädels.: A Tribute to Pioneering Women Artists by Patrick Roessler (2019)

With more than 400 portrait photographs taken between 1919 and 1933, Bauhausmädels creates a visual impression of the women artists who attended the most progressive art school of the 20th century and, departing from there, often changed the world of art, architecture, design, and even politics.

Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety by Judith Warner (2005)
Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety by Judith Warner (2005)

political forces that shaped current ideas about parenting. Combining close readings of mainstream magazines, TV shows, and pop culture with a thorough command of dominant ideas in recent psychological, social, and economic theory, Perfect Madness addresses our cultural assumptions, and examines the forces that have shaped them.

And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready Kindle Edition by Meaghan O’Connell (20
And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready Kindle Edition by Meaghan O’Connell (20

The book explores the cataclysmic, impossible-to-prepare-for experience of becoming a mother. The author addresses the pervasive imposter syndrome that comes with unplanned pregnancy, the fantasies of a "natural" birth experience that erode maternal self-esteem, post-partum body and sex issues, and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, not-yet-comfortable identity.

Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou (2013)
Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou (2013)

Delving into one of her life’s most rich, rewarding, and fraught relationships, Mom & Me & Mom explores the healing and love that evolved between the two women over the course of their lives, the love that fostered Maya Angelou’s rise to the heights.

Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jeanne Harvey (2017)
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jeanne Harvey (2017)

The daughter of a clay artist and a poet, Maya grew up with art and learned to think with her hands as well as her mind. From her first experiments with light and lines to the height of her success nationwide, this is the story of an inspiring American artist: the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Gender Studies in Architecture: Space, Power and Difference by Dörte Kuhlmann (2013)
Gender Studies in Architecture: Space, Power and Difference by Dörte Kuhlmann (2013)

Analyzing a range of ideas from biological, evolutionary and anthropological theories to a variety of feminist, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist and constructivist discourses, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the problematics of gender and power in architectural and urban design.

Ladies Can’t Climb Ladders: The Pioneering Adventures of the First Professional Women by Jane Robins
Ladies Can’t Climb Ladders: The Pioneering Adventures of the First Professional Women by Jane Robins

The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919 was one of the most significant pieces of legislation in modern Britain. it marked at once political watershed and a social revolution; the point at which women of 21 and over were recognised in law as being as competent as men. But were they? What actually happened when this bill was passed? This is the story of what happened next.

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