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Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women

Jane Hall



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24 September 2019
Architecture; Architectural structure & design; Architecture: professional practice
'Would you still call me a diva if I were a man?' asked Zaha Hadid, challenging as she did so, more than 100 years of stereotypes about female architects. A century in which women were refused entry to architecture schools, were denied degrees when they had completed courses, a century in which even now, women occupy just ten per cent of the highest-ranking jobs in architecture firms. In contrast, BREAKING GROUND is a pioneering, even essential, celebration of incredible architecture designed by women. Featuring more than 150 architects and buildings, and spanning the last 100 years, BREAKING GROUND is both a glorious visual manifesto and a timely record of the extraordinary contribution female architects have made to the profession.
By:   Jane Hall
Imprint:   Phaidon
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 290mm,  Width: 250mm,  Spine: 26mm
ISBN:   9780714879277
ISBN 10:   0714879274
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   24 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jane Hall is the inaugural recipient of the British Council Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship (2013) and a founding member of Assemble, the London-based, Turner Prize-winning collective.

Reviews for Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women

Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women marks and celebrates women's roles in the architectural world, and presents a glorious visual manifesto of more than 180 exceptional buildings from around the world. -ELLE Decoration Breaking Ground illustrates a diverse range of styles... Hall has selected striking images of prominent buildings... [and] less widely known gems stand alongside them... A compelling and visually powerful introduction to the strength and variety of the groundbreaking work of over a century of outstanding female architects. -Morning Star newspaper Features more than 200 architecturally significant buildings around the world and celebrates the trailblazing women who designed them. -Houzz ...The breadth is impressively wide, shining a welcome spotlight on lesser-known names. Recent vocal campaigns have helped to highlight overlooked contributions of many women, from Denise Scott Brown to Madelon Vriesendorp, and this book helps expand the canon. -RIBA Journal online Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak, Raili Pietila, Flora Ruchat-Roncati - just three of the many names I hadn't even heard of, but about whom I'm now compelled to find out more, after flicking through the new Phaidon book, Breaking Ground... [and] there are many more such discoveries in this new book... The breadth is impressively wide, shining a welcome spotlight on lesser-known names. -RIBA Journal We're not at all surprised that some of the world's most impressive structures were designed by women architects. This new visual survey celebrates their groundbreaking projects. -Architectural Digest Online/Clever For the Grand Designs disciple. -ELLE Breaking Ground celebrates women in architecture from the early 20th century through the present day with a detailed account of over 200 masterpieces around the world. Quotes from the likes of Eileen Gray and Elizabeth Diller provide inspiration from women of the past, present, and future. -The Architect's Newspaper

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