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Marion Mahony Reconsidered (Chicago Architecture and Urbanism)by David Van Zanten
Synopses & Reviews
Marion Mahony Griffin (1871and#8211;1961) was an American architect and artist, one of the first licensed female architects in the world, designer for Frank Lloyd Wrightand#8217;s Chicago studio, and an original member of the Prairie School of architecture. Largely heralded for her exquisite presentation drawings for both Wright and her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, Mahony was an adventurous designer in her own right, whose independent and highly original work attracted attention at a moment when architectural drawing and graphic illustration were becoming integral to the design process.
This book examines new research into Mahonyand#8217;s life and paints a vivid portrait of a womanand#8217;s place among the lives and productions of some of our most noted American architects. The essays included take us on an ambitious journey from Mahonyand#8217;s origins in the Chicago suburbs, through her years as Wrightand#8217;s right-hand woman and her bohemian life with her husband in Australiaand#8212;whose new capital city, Canberra, she helped to planand#8212;up until her golden years in the middle of the twentieth century. Filled with richly detailed analyses of Mahonyand#8217;s works and including and populated by an international cast of characters, Marion Mahony Reconsidered greatly expands our knowledge of this talented, complex, and enigmatic modern architect.
About the Author
David Van Zanten is the Mary Jane Crowe Professor in Art and Art History at Northwestern University. He is the author of Sullivanand#8217;s City: The Meaning of Ornament for Louis Sullivan, among several other books.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
David Van Zanten
Alice T. Friedman
Girl Talk: Feminism and Domestic Architecture at Frank Lloyd Wrightand#8217;s Oak Park Studio
Graphic Depictions:and#160; The Evolution of Marion Mahonyand#8217;s Architectural Renderings
Motifs and Motives in the Lifework of Marion Mahony
Marion Mahony Griffinand#8217;s Return to the United States: War, Women and and#8220;Magicand#8221;
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