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

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.

Product Details

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

About the Author

Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz is professor of history and American studies at Smith College. Her books include Campus Life: Undergraduate Cultures from the End of the Eighteenth Century to the Present; Culture and the City: Cultural Philanthropy in Chicago from the 1880's to 1917; and The Power and Passion of M. Carey Thomas.

University of Massachusetts Press

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