Women in Landscape Architecture

Essays on History and Practice

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About the Book

While many fields struggle to specify feminine contributions, the work of women has always played a fundamental role in American landscape architecture. Women claim responsibility for many landscape types now taken for granted, including community gardens, playgrounds, and streetscapes. This collection of essays by leaders in the discipline addresses the ways that gender has influenced the history, design practice and perception of landscapes. It highlights women’s relation to landscape architecture, presents the professional efforts of women in the landscape realm, examines both the perception and experience of landscapes by women, and speculates on ways to re-imagine gender and the landscape.

About the Author(s)

Louise A. Mozingo is an associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Places, Landscape Journal, Journal of the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Geographical Review, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Linda Jewell is a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at University of California, Berkeley. Her publications and design work have won numerous ASLA awards, including the prestigious Presidential Award in Communications for her ten years of construction articles in Landscape Architecture, and the Bradford Williams Medal.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Louise A. Mozingo and Linda Jewell

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: 53 photos, 10 maps, 19 charts, notes, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6164-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8733-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction
LOUISE A. MOZINGO      1

1. Gender and the History of Landscape Architecture, 1875–1975
DAVID C. STREATFIELD      5
2. Where Are the Women in Landscape Architecture?
TERRY L. CLEMENTS      32
3. Women and the Civic Garden Campaigns of the Progressive Era: “A woman has a feeling about dirt which men only pretend to have…”
LAURA J. LAWSON      55
4. Cultivating Mind, Body and Spirit: Educating the “New Woman” for Careers in Landscape Architecture
VALENCIA LIBBY      69
5. Were They Feminists? Men Who Mentored Early Women Landscape Architects
DANIEL W. KRALL      76
6. Women Take the Lead in Landscape Art
JUDITH B. TANKARD      83
7. “City Beautiful” Revisited: An Analysis of 19th Century Civic Improvement Efforts
BONJ SZCZYGIEL      95
8. Elsa Rehmann, Ecological Pioneer: “A Patch of Ground”
DOROTHY WURMAN      111
9. An Ecological Approach
ELSA REHMANN      129
10. Garden City Landscapes of Marjorie L. Sewell Cautley, 1922–1937
THAÏSA WAY      134
11. Strolling Down Main Street with Dolores Hayden: A Perspective on Celebration, Florida
ILARIA SALVADORI      163
12. Engendered Spaces
DAGMAR GRIMM-PRETNER      174
13. Homes Across the Waters: The Construction of Gender and Landscape within a Trans-Pacific Life
SHENGLIN ELIJAH CHANG      181
14. Constructing Gender[ed] Outdoor Public Space
SOPHIE NICHOL SAUVÉ      195
15. Landscape Architecture: A Gendered Past, a Potential Feminist Future
SALLY SCHAUMAN      217

About the Contributors      227
Index      229