The Lady Architects Lois Lilley Howe, Eleanor Manning and Mary Almy, 1893 - 1937
Cole, Doris & Karen Cord Taylor

New York, NY: Midmarch Arts Press, 1990. F viii + 145 pages; black and white illustrated throughout; useful project list for these women architects, along with bibliographic citations; sections of text regarding their firm and its founders; architecture of style and comfort, for the Old Line, for the modern family, for the independent woman, commerce, culture and the national welfare; "... the architectural firm of Howe, Manning and Almy designed more than 500 projects, most of which still stand. At a time when professional women architects were rare (there were only three other such firms in the United States), the business success of these New England women was exceptional...all graduates of MIT, became professionals of substantial achievement while most women were still confined to hearth and home...features interviews with twenty past and present residents of the firms' houses, some of them the original clients. All attest to the practicality, pleasing aesthetics and durability of these dwellings." (from the cover information); glossy illustrated softcover paper wrap covers; light wear; spine paper sun-faded in very good condition. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 23881)


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