Women in Landscape Architecture

Essays on History and Practice

$39.95

Only 3 left in stock

Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist

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 & illustrations, 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