Alma Mater: Design and Experience in the Women's Colleges from Their Nineteenth-Century Beginnings to the 1930's

Alma Mater: Design and Experience in the Women's Colleges from Their Nineteenth-Century Beginnings to the 1930's

by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
     
 

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Horowitz 'analyzes the architecture of each college as a way of understanding its social and cultural history. Blending the usual stuff of institutional history with a keen understanding of esthetics and design, Mrs. Horowitz shows how the physical plan of each college contained and implicit message about the way society perceived women, the limits placed on their… See more details below

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Horowitz 'analyzes the architecture of each college as a way of understanding its social and cultural history. Blending the usual stuff of institutional history with a keen understanding of esthetics and design, Mrs. Horowitz shows how the physical plan of each college contained and implicit message about the way society perceived women, the limits placed on their aspirations, and the expectations about their relationship to one another.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Horowitz, author of Culture and the City, focuses on the Seven Sister colleges. She shows that while many women's colleges were envisioned by their founders as protected, ordered, idyllic communities, the institutions eventually aimed to develop women's minds free of sex stereotypes. PW observed that the 130 photos and drawings included here effectively ``recreate campus life and architecture.'' February
Booknews
**** Reprint of the Knopf original of 1985 (which is distinguished by inclusion in BCL3. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780394534398
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1984
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
448

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