Women Architects in the Modern Movement rewrites the history of modern architecture to elevate the often-overlooked female architects who helped build the movement. Starting with a theoretical analysis that situates women’s roles both in society and architecture specifically, Carmen Espegel examines the transition from women as objects to subjects at the advent of modernity. This theoretical basis is grounded through four case studies on pioneering women architects: Eileen Gray, Lilly Reich, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky and Charlotte Perriand. Along with illuminating their lives and work, Espegel aims to help us examine and observe the world from a perspective where the feminine and masculine are not exclusive, so that we might learn from the past in order to build with dignity in the future.
Translated from the original Spanish by Angela Giral.
About the Author. Preface by Kenneth Frampton.Introduction. Part I: Women and Society 1. Woman and Architecture 2. Woman and Social Evolution 3. Two X Chromosomes in Modern Architecture Part II: Four Chronicles 4. Eileen Gray 1878–1976 5. Lilly Reich 1885–1947 6. Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky 1897–2000 7. Charlotte Perriand 1903–1999. Epilogue. Acknowledgements. Bibliography. Index