Marion Mahony Reconsidered

Marion Mahony Reconsidered

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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 Mahony's 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 Mahony's 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 analysis of Mahony'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"--Jacket p. [2].
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780226850818
Branch Call Number: 720.92 G8519m 2011
Characteristics: xi, 176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Van Zanten, David 1943-


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