Making Room: Women and Architecture (Heresies 11); Vol. 3 No. 3. Architecture, Heresies Collective.

Making Room: Women and Architecture (Heresies 11); Vol. 3 No. 3

New York: Heresies Collective, 1981. First edition. Perfect Bound. Quarto, pp. 96, illustrated with b/w photographs. Very Good in Wraps. Item #21089

Heresies is an idea-oriented journal devoted to the examination of art and politics from a feminist perspective, in the hopes that the journal would stimulate dialogue around radical political aesthetic theory, encourage the writing of the history of women, and generate new creative energies among women. In this issue devoted to the relationship between women and architecture, the authors refer to and expand on the humanist tradition of architecture through viewpoints, themes, and strategies that demonstrate how the connections between women's lives and their environment are to a large extent a consequence of political and economic actions, both in a repressive and a liberating sense. Some themes explored are: the powerlessness women feel in not being able to control their own environments; women's creative responses to domestic confines; identification of an ongoing women's culture in the home; concern for human comfort and multiplicity of use; and women in the design process. Noteworthy is a profile of architect Julia Morgan's work in California. Scarce.

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