Designing women : gender and the architectural profession /

"Historically, the contributions of women architects to their profession have been minimized or overlooked.'Designing Women'explores the tension that has existed between the architectural profession and its women members. It demonstrates the influence that these women have had on arch...

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Main Author: Adams, Annmarie.
Other Authors: Tancred, Peta.
Format: eBook
Published: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2000.
Series:CEL - Canadian Publishers Collection.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction ; 'Designing women' in an international context ; 'Designing women' in the context of the professions ; Women's work within a male discourse
  • 2. Entering male-dominated practice, 1920-1992 : the profession 'defines' women architects ; The professional context of the 1920s ; The pioneering period, 1920s to 1970 ; The post-pioneering years, 1970 to 1992 ; Registered and unregistered professionals ; De-registered professionals ; Where do they go?
  • 3. Images in the mirror : the profession's perspective on women architects ; Women on the 'margins' ; Women as users of space ; The manly architect
  • 4. Building the foundations : women contribute to architectural practice ; Megastructures and megacareers : the Quebec case ; Ontario women architects
  • 5. Unregistered professionals : women redesign the architectural domain in Canada ; Why innovation? ; The innovation process ; Gender differences : innovation and de-registration ; Reinterpreting the 'mommy track'?
  • 6. The Quebec question : designing a distinct experience ; The Quebec experience ; Quebec women at the frontiers ; Quebec women architects and professional Women.