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Syracuse University Libraries

Architecture: Women in Architecture

Thematic topics such as African American architects/architecture, Women in architecture, diversity and inclusion are the kinds of resources included here

Women in Architecture

General Histories

American Architectural Foundation. "That Exceptional One": Women in American Architecture, 1888-1988. Washington, D.C.: American Architectural Foundation, 1988.

Berkeley, Ellen Perry, and Matilda McQuaid. Architecture: A Place for Women. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.

Bertrand, Wendy. Enamored with Place: As Woman + As Architect. San Francisco, California: Eyeonplace Press, 2012.

Brown, James Benedict. A Gendered Profession: The Question of Representation in Space Making. London: RIBA Enterprises, 2016.

Brown, Lori A. Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture. Burlington, VT;: Ashgate, 2011.

Cole, Doris. From Tipi to Skyscraper; A History of Women in Architecture. New York, NY;: Boston, I Press, 1973.

Cole, Doris. Candid Reflections: Letters from Women in Architecture 1972 & 2004. New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2007.

Dean, Dewhirst. Chasing the Sky: 20 Stories of Women in Architecture. Hong Kong: Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers Limited, 2017.

Desai, Madhavi. Women Architects and Modernism in India: Narrative and Contemporary Practices. London; New York;: Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

Devlin, Kimberly Sue. Threads: Insights by Women Architects. Milwaukee, WI: Center for Architecture and Urban Planning Research, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, 1991.

Duempelmann, Sonja and John Beardsley. Women, Modernism, and Landscape Architecture. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY;: Routledge, 2015.

Farhadi, Mani Ardalan. Women in Architecture: [A Centennial Exhibit]. Boston, Mass.: Boston Society of Architects, 1988.

Friedman, Alice T. Women and the Making of the Modern House: A Social and Architectural History. New York: Abrams, 1998.

Hayden, Dolores. Grand Domestic Revolution Handbook. Utrecht; Amsterdam;: Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, 2014.

Heynen, Hilde and Gulsum Baydar. Negotiating Domesticity: Spatial Productions of Gender in Modern Architecture. London; New York;: Routledge, 2005.

Jay, Hannah Gwynne. Women Architects in the Northwest from the Pioneers to the Present Practitioners. Seattle, University of Washington, 1987.

Kennedy, Roger G. Architecture, Men, Women and Money in America, 1600-1860. New York: Random House, 1985.

Kullack, Tanja. Architecture: A Woman's Profession. Berlin: Jovis Verlag, 2011.

Martin, Brenda and Penny Sparke. Women’s Places: Architecture and Design 1860-1960. London; New York, NY;: Routledge, 2003.

McQuiston, Liz. Women in Design: A Contemporary View. New York: Rizzoli, 1988.

Mezei, Kathy, Chiara Briganti, and Canadian Electronic Library (Firm). The Domestic Space Reader. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.

Soho20. Senior Women in Architecture. Vol. IV. New York: Soho20, 1991.

Toromanoff, Agata, Olajumoke Adenowo, Tatiana Bilbao 1972, Elizabeth Diller, Rossana Hu 1968, Amanda Levete 1955, Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen 1961, and Samira Rathod. Raising the Roof: Women Architects Who Broke Through the Glass Ceiling. Munich: Prestel, 2021.

Torre, Susana. Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective: A Publication and Exhibition Organized by the Architectural League of New York Through its Archive of Women in Architecture. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1977.

Toy, Maggie, and Peter C. Pran, eds. The Architect: Women in Contemporary Architecture. New York; Mulgrave, Australia;: Watson-Guptill, 2001.

 

Library Display in Honor of Women's History Month

Specific Women & Time Periods

Adams, John R. Harriet Beecher Stowe. New York, NY: Twayne Publishers, Inc., 1963.

Al-Sabouni, Marwa and Roger Scruton. The Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria. New York, New York: Thames & Hudson Inc., 2016.

Blank, Carla. Storming the Old Boys' Citadel: Two Pioneer Women Architects of Nineteenth Century North America. Montréal: Baraka Books, 2014.

Boutelle, Sara Holmes. Julia Morgan, Architect. New York: Abbeville Press, 1988.

Davies, Lillian Bridgman. Lilian Bridgman, Architect. Berkeley: Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association, 1983.

De Silva, Minnette. The Life & Work of an Asian Woman Architect. Colombo: Smart Media Productions, 1998.

Fernández García, Ana María, Caterina Franchini, et al. MoMoWo: 100 Works in 100 Years: European Women in Architecture and Design: 1918-2018. Ljubljana: France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU: Založba ZRC, 2016.

Grattan, Virginia L. Mary Colter, Builder Upon the Red Earth. Grand Canyon, Arizona: Grand Canyon Natural History Association, 1992.

Gruskin, Nancy Beth. Building Context: The Personal and Professional Life of Eleanor Raymond, Architect (1887-1989). 1998.

Günther, Sonja and Lilly Reich. Lilly Reich, 1885-1947: Innenarchitektin, Designerin, Austellungsgestalterin. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1988.

Hays, Johanna. Louise Blanchard Bethune: America’s First Female Professional Architect. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.

Hecker, Stefan. Eileen Gray. Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 1993.

Herrington, Susan R. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape. London and Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2014.

Hession, Jane King. Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2020.

Heynen, Hilde. Sibyl Moholy-Nagy: Architecture, Modernism and its Discontents. London; New York, NY: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 2019.

Horton, Inge S. Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area: The Lives and Work of Fifty Professionals, 1890-1951. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2010.

Jackson, Iain, Jessica Holland, Maxwell Fry, and Jane Drew. The Architecture of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew: Twentieth Century Architecture, Pioneer Modernism and the Tropics. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.

James, Cary. Julia Morgan. New York: Chelsea House, 1990.

Lange, Christiane, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Lilly Reich. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe & Lilly Reich: Furniture and Interiors. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2006.

Lima, Zeuler Rocha Mello de Almeida and Barry Bergdoll. Lina Bo Bardi. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.

Loe, Nancy E. Hearst Castle: An Imperative History of W.R. Hearst's San Simeon Estate. [S.I.]: ARA Services, 1994.

Major, Judith K. Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer: A Landscape Critic in the Gilded Age. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013.

Martha Schwartz Partners. Martha Schwartz Partners: Landscape Art and Urbanism. London; Stuttgart;: Edition Axel Menges, 2018.

Martin, Therese. Reassessing the Roles of Women as ‘Makers’ of Medieval Art and Architecture. Leiden; Boston;: Brill, 2012; 2013.

McIver, Kathrine A. Women, Art, and Architecture in Northern Italy, 1520-1580: Negotiating Power.     Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006.

Meyer, Kimberli, Esther McCoy, Susan Morgan, and MAK-Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles. Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design. 1st ed., 2011.

Nieves, Angel David. An Architecture of Education: African American Women Design the New South. Vol. 7. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2018.

Obrist, Hans-Ulrich. Kazuyo Sejima. Köln; London: Walther König, 2011.

Özgüles, Muzaffer. The Women Who Built the Ottoman World: Female Patronage and the Architectural Legacy of Gülnus Sultan. London: I.B. Tauris, 2017.

Perriand, Charlotte, Sébastien Cherruet, Arthur Rüegg, et al. Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World.Paris, France: Éditions Gallimard, 2019.

Predock, Antoine. Rebecca Binder Spatial Dynamics. Milan: Arca (L'), 1999.

Ross, Eileen. Washington Women Architects: An Exhibition Organized by Washington Women in Architecture and Sponsored by the Interamerican Development Bank Gallery, August 2-13, 1976: Catalogue. [Washington]: Washington Women in Architecture, 1976.

Ruggles, D. Fairchild. Women, Patronage, and Self-Representation in Islamic Societies. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000.

Siefert, Rebecca. Into the Light: The Art and Architecture of Lauretta Vinciarelli. Lund Humphries, 2021.

Smith, Sharon Dunlap, and Theodate Pope Riddle. Theodate Pope Riddle: Her Life and Architecture. 2002.

Somaya, Brinda, Ruturaj Parikh, Nandini Somaya Sampat, Hecar Foundation, and Somaya and Kalappa Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Brinda Somaya: Works & Continuities: An Architectural Monograph. Ahmedabad, India; Mumbai, India;: Mapin Publishing, 2018.

Stratigakos, Despina Maria. Skirts and Scaffolding: Women Architects, Gender, and Design in Wilhelmine Germany. UMI Dissertation Services, 1999.

Tankard, Judith B. Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes. New York: Monacelli Press, 2009.

Tankard, Judith B. Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden. New York: Rizzoli, 2011.

Taylor, Kristina. Women Garden Designers: 1900 to the Present. Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: Garden Art Press, 2015.

Welch, Diane. Lilian J. Rice: Architect of Rancho Santa Fe, California. Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Pub., 2010.

Williams, Austin and Zhang Xin. New Chinese Architecture: Twenty Women Building the Future. London: Thames & Hudson, 2019.

Wilson, Mark A. Julia Morgan: Architect of Beauty. Salt Lake City, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2007.