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Gender Space Architecture

An Interdisciplinary Introduction, 1st Edition

Edited by Iain Borden, Barbara Penner, Jane Rendell


448 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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This significant reader brings together for the first time the most important essays concerning the intersecting subjects of gender, space and architecture. Carefully structured and with numerous introductory essays, it guides the reader through theoretical and multi-disciplinary texts to direct considerations of gender in relation to particular architectural sites, projects and ideas. This collection marks a seminal point in gender and architecture, both summarizing core debates and pointing toward new directions and discussions for the future.


'This volume will be a reference point equally for those who have prior knowledge of the territory and for the first-time student…The essays are supplemented with an extensive bibliography providing an invaluable springboard for future research in this subject area; its comprehensiveness can only lead to the conclusion that the subject is alive and well and forming its own traditions.' The Journal of Architecture

'One of the most thorough and far-reaching compilations on this subject - and perhaps the most accessible.' - Journal of Architectural Education

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Gender. Gender, Space. Gender, Space, Architecture. Epilgue.

About the Editors

Jane Rendell teaches gender studies, urban history and architectural design at University College London, Winchester School of Art and DeMontfort University. Barbara Penner, Iain Borden lectures in architectural and urban history at The Bartlett, University College London.

About the Series


The Architext series brings together recent debates in social and cultural theory and the study and practice of architecture and urban design. Critical, comparative and interdisciplinary, the books in the series will, by theorizing architecture, bring the space of the built environment centrally into the social sciences and humanities, as well as bringing the theoretical insights of the latter into the discourses of architecture and urban design. Particular attention will be paid to issues of gender, race, sexuality and the body, to questions of identity and place, to the cultural politics of representation and language, and to the global and postcolonial contexts in which these are addressed.

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