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For the record : the first women in Canadian architecture /
edited by Joan Grierson and the For the Record Committee.
imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2008.
description
136 p. : ill.
ISBN
1550028200, 9781550028201
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imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2008.
isbn
1550028200
9781550028201
catalogue key
6410222
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Following the line until women in Canadian architecture started to become the norm around the 1970s, For the Record is a complete history, sure to inspire girls everywhere. Highly recommended for community library women's studies collections." The Midwest Book Review July 2008
"Following the line until women in Canadian architecture started to become the norm around the 1970s, For the Record is a complete history, sure to inspire girls everywhere. Highly recommended for community library women's studies collections." The Midwest Book Review July 2008 "The book provides a complete overview, along with how the profession has changed over the decades. Design is constantly evolving, and the visions of the women profiled in the book is testimony to their accomplishments, setting the stage for other women to also join this profession."
"The book provides a complete overview, along with how the profession has changed over the decades. Design is constantly evolving, and the visions of the women profiled in the book is testimony to their accomplishments, setting the stage for other women to also join this profession."
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When Marjorie Hill graduated in 1920 as Canada's "first girl architect," she was entering a profession that had been established in Canada just 30 years earlier. For the Record, the first history of women architects in Canada, provides a fascinating introduction to early women architects, presented within the context of developments in both Europe and North America.Profiles of the women who graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Toronto between 1920 and 1960 are illustrated with photographs of their work and include archival material that has never before been published.The final chapter on contemporary women in architecture showcases contributions by leading women architects across the country, from Halifax to Vancouver to Iqaluit. For the Record also provides current information on schools of architecture in Canada and includes a list of other resources to encourage young women who are thinking of pursuing careers in architecture.
Main Description
When Marjorie Hill graduated in 1920 as Canada's "first girl architect," she was entering a profession that had been established in Canada just 30 years earlier. For the Record, the first history of women architects in Canada, provides a fascinating introduction to early women architects, presented within the context of developments in both Europe and North America. Profiles of the women who graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Toronto between 1920 and 1960 are illustrated with photographs of their work and include archival material that has never before been published. The final chapter on contemporary women in architecture showcases contributions by leading women architects across the country, from Halifax to Vancouver to Iqaluit. For the Record also provides current information on schools of architecture in Canada and includes a list of other resources to encourage young women who are thinking of pursuing careers in architecture.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 8
A Short History of Early Women in Architecturep. 13
Women Graduates in Architecture 1920 to 1960, University of Torontop. 18
1920sp. 20
1930sp. 28
1940sp. 38
1950sp. 60
Women in Architecture Todayp. 103
The Story Behind the Exhibitp. 117
The Original Exhibitp. 118
Survey of Canadian Registered Women Architects 1997-1998p. 121
Canadian Schools of Architecturep. 124
Selected Resourcesp. 126
Photo Creditsp. 130
Indexp. 132
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