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Marion Mahony Reconsidered (Chicago Architecture and Urbanism)

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Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) was an American architect and artist, one of the first licensed female architects in the world, designer for Frank Lloyd Wrights 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 Mahonys life and paints a vivid portrait of a womans place among the lives and productions of some of our most noted American architects. The essays included take us on an ambitious journey from Mahonys origins in the Chicago suburbs, through her years as Wrights right-hand woman and her bohemian life with her husband in Australia—whose new capital city, Canberra, she helped to plan—up until her golden years in the middle of the twentieth century. Filled with richly detailed analyses of Mahonys 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 Sullivans City: The Meaning of Ornament for Louis Sullivan, among several other books.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

David Van Zanten

Introduction

Alice T. Friedman

Girl Talk: Feminism and Domestic Architecture at Frank Lloyd Wrights Oak Park Studio

Paul Kruty

Graphic Depictions:  The Evolution of Marion Mahonys Architectural Renderings

James Weirick

Motifs and Motives in the Lifework of Marion Mahony

Anna Rubbo

Marion Mahony Griffins Return to the United States: War, Women and “Magic”

Notes

Contributors
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226850818
Author:
Zanten, David Van
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Van Zanten, David
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Chicago Architecture and Urbanism
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 color plates, 65 halftones
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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