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Women in Landscape Architecture: Essays on History and Practice
While many fields struggle to specify feminine contributions, the work of women has always played a fundamental role in American landscape architecture. Women claim responsibility for many landscape types now taken for granted, including community gardens, playgrounds, and streetscapes. This collection of essays by leaders in the discipline addresses the ways that gender ...more
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Published December 31st 2011 by McFarland & Company
(first published October 30th 2011)
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As a collection of 15 essays from a conference on Women in Landscape Architecture, this work mostly focuses on women in the profession prior to WWII. It uncovers the work of many women, particular and general, that is ignored in the City Beautiful movement. The perspective provided me with a deeper structure and understanding of my heritage as a practicing landscape architect.