Architecture and design by their very nature have an enduring quality. Perhaps that is why the women portrayed in this eBook picked these mediums to work in. One of the featured designers, Julia Morgan said, “My buildings will be my legacy! They will speak for me long after I’m gone.”
This eBook introduces readers to twelve remarkable architects and designers of vision, skill and determination. From an era where gender often determined one’s role, these women rose, endured and today inspire. Their stories are as important as their designs and buildings and well worth the read.
“At Paradigm Gallery we love to delve into the past as a way to inspire the future,” said spokesperson Lynn van den Berg. “As we uncovered new facts about some of our favorite designers, we came up with the concept of sharing our admiration of these creative trailblazers with our fellow aficionados, in the form of a complimentary eBook series.”
Through the eBook meet with Eva Zeisel Hungarian potter, jailed for allegedly plotting to kill Stalin and her subsequent journey to America; or fiery architect Louise Blanchard Bethune who designed the neoclassical Hotel Lafayette and staunchly supported rigorous examinations for those wishing to practice architecture. Read further on and learn how Charlotte Perriand, creator of the glacial Bar sous le Toit, triumphed when Swiss designer, Le Corbusier told her that his company did not employ women to embroider cushions. Full of quotes, historical detail and inspiration, Paradigm Gallery relates well the prevailing spirit of those called to architecture and design.
“A Man’s Profession No More. The Women Pioneers of Architecture and Design” debuted in mid-July, corresponding with the 164th Anniversary of the First Women’s Rights Conference. The conference sought to improve the lives of women in social, political and religious life. The eBook can be read free of charge and without having to sign up for a newsletter by visiting http://www.pgmod.com/
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Paradigm Gallery is a modern reproduction furniture store featuring furniture from classic designers like Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Arne Jacobsen, Eileen Gray, Poul Volther, Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Marcel Brueur, Arne Jacobsen, Eero Aarnio, Isamu Noguchi, Hans Wegner, Poul Kjaerholm, George Nelson, and Verner Panton. In addition, you can find accessories such as table and floor lamps and more. For more information, call (877) 746-6307 or visit their blog at http://www.MidCenturyModernFurnitureThenAndNow.com.