Marion Manley: Miami's First Woman Architect

Marion Manley: Miami's First Woman Architect

by Catherine Lynn, Carie Penabad
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820334065

ISBN-13: 9780820334066

Pub. Date: 02/15/2010

Publisher: University of Georgia Press


Marion Manley (1893–1984), Miami’s first female architect, successfully maintained an independent architectural practice in South Florida over much of the twentieth century. In this first comprehensive, illustrated work on Manley, Catherine Lynn and Carie Penabad explore the relationship of Manley’s work to her life and to the broader historical…  See more details below

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Marion Manley (1893–1984), Miami’s first female architect, successfully maintained an independent architectural practice in South Florida over much of the twentieth century. In this first comprehensive, illustrated work on Manley, Catherine Lynn and Carie Penabad explore the relationship of Manley’s work to her life and to the broader historical moment of which she was a part, including the overall development of the city of Miami. The book catalogs all of Manley’s known work, includes images and plans where available, and provides detailed examinations of what the authors consider to be her best, most emblematic work in each phase of her long career.

Best known as one of the designers of the innovative University of Miami campus built just after the Second World War, Manley worked on other public buildings that are less well known, including an addition to the John Ringling Museum in Sarasota. Her residential work is interesting as well: modest and rational, with careful consideration of regional characteristics and construction appropriate to the South Florida landscape. As noted architect Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk remarks in her foreword, “Understanding the reduced circumstances of the provenance of these buildings and their low-tech characteristics such as rooms with cross ventilation, large areas of shaded glass, and the almost tactile relationship to the adjacent landscape, we must admire the legacy of Marion Manley.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820334066
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
02/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Foreword by Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
Acknowledgements

Introduction 1
Practicing from the Outpost 47
Manley and the University of Miami 125
Designing Post-World War II South Florida 183

Catalog of Works
Timeline
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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