Marion Mahony Reconsidered (Chicago Architecture and Urbanism)

4 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780226850818: Marion Mahony Reconsidered (Chicago Architecture and Urbanism)

Marion Mahony Griffin (1871–1961) was an American architect and artist, one of the first licensed female architects in the world, designer for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Chicago studio, and an original member of the Prairie School of architecture. Largely heralded for her exquisite presentation drawings for both Wright and her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, Mahony was an adventurous designer in her own right, whose independent and highly original work attracted attention at a moment when architectural drawing and graphic illustration were becoming integral to the design process.

This book examines new research into Mahony’s life and paints a vivid portrait of a woman’s place among the lives and productions of some of our most noted American architects. The essays included take us on an ambitious journey from Mahony’s origins in the Chicago suburbs, through her years as Wright’s right-hand woman and her bohemian life with her husband in Australia—whose new capital city, Canberra, she helped to plan—up until her golden years in the middle of the twentieth century. Filled with richly detailed analyses of Mahony’s works and including and populated by an international cast of characters, Marion Mahony Reconsidered greatly expands our knowledge of this talented, complex, and enigmatic modern architect.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

David Van Zanten is the Mary Jane Crowe Professor in Art and Art History at Northwestern University. He is the author of Sullivan’s City: The Meaning of Ornament for Louis Sullivan, among several other books.

Review:

Marion Mahony Reconsidered tells the fullest story of Marion both as a person and as an architect available. The introduction and essays look at Marion’s whole career but also have an overriding purpose—to redress Marion’s erasure from history by raising new questions, by focusing on achievements that cannot be denied, and by beginning to fill in some of the blanks, gaps, and absences in her life story. This is a scholarly achievement of great significance to the history of architecture.”

(Jane Clarke, architectural historian)

“An architect and extraordinary graphic artist, Marion Mahony was nothing less than a force of nature. Until now, Mahony was often marginalized as merely a ‘helpmate’ to or ‘talented renderer’ for first Frank Lloyd Wright and then her husband, Walter Burley Griffin. At the other extreme, some have amplified her achievements by diminishing those of her husband. Meticulously researched and rich in critical analysis, Marion Mahony Reconsidered is a remarkably even-handed, well-balanced study. Marion Mahony at last has the monograph her remarkable career deserves. It is, moreover, a dangerous book for those who believe Wright single-handedly invented everything emanating from his Oak Park studio. Without reservation, this book belongs in the library of those interested in Mahony, Griffin, and Wright as well as the genesis of modern architecture in America.”

(Christopher Vernon, University of Western Australia)

“Absorbing. . . . Does much to place Mahony in the correct relationship to the men in her life and the world in which they collectively functioned.”

(Australian Book Review)

Marion Mahony Reconsidered opens the door for further study and presents an insightful portrait of a pioneering designer whose contribution to American architecture deserves recognition and further study.”

(Art Libraries Society of North America)

Marion Mahony Reconsidered presents new perspectives on a fascinating but elusive figure who emerged in one of the golden periods of Chicago architecture.” (Journal of Illinois History)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David Van Zanten
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0226850811 ISBN 13: 9780226850818
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0226850811

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Van Zanten, David
ISBN 10: 0226850811 ISBN 13: 9780226850818
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TX-9780226850818

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 48.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Van Zanten
Published by Univ of Chicago
ISBN 10: 0226850811 ISBN 13: 9780226850818
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Chicago. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2551472

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 55.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Published by The University of Chicago Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0226850811 ISBN 13: 9780226850818
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) was an American architect and artist, one of the first licensed female architects in the world, designer for Frank Lloyd Wright s Chicago studio, and an original member of the Prairie School of architecture. Largely heralded for her exquisite presentation drawings for both Wright and her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, Mahony was an adventurous designer in her own right, whose independent and highly original work attracted attention at a moment when architectural drawing and graphic illustration were becoming integral to the design process. This book examines new research into Mahony s life and paints a vivid portrait of a woman s place among the lives and productions of some of our most noted American architects. The essays included take us on an ambitious journey from Mahony s origins in the Chicago suburbs, through her years as Wright s right-hand woman and her bohemian life with her husband in Australia - whose new capital city, Canberra, she helped to plan - up until her golden years in the middle of the twentieth century. Filled with richly detailed analyses of Mahony s works and populated by an international cast of characters, Marion Mahony Reconsidered greatly expands our knowledge of this talented, complex, and enigmatic modern architect. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780226850818

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 61.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

David Van Zanten (Editor)
Published by University Of Chicago Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0226850811 ISBN 13: 9780226850818
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Chicago Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0226850811

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 72.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Published by University Of Chicago Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0226850811 ISBN 13: 9780226850818
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Chicago Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110226850811

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 85.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Published by University Of Chicago Press
ISBN 10: 0226850811 ISBN 13: 9780226850818
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Chicago Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0226850811 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0055133

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 101.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Zanten, David Van
Published by Univ of Chicago Pr (2011)
ISBN 10: 0226850811 ISBN 13: 9780226850818
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Chicago Pr, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition edition. 192 pages. 11.00x8.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0226850811

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 102.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

David Van Zanten
ISBN 10: 0226850811 ISBN 13: 9780226850818
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) was an American architect and artist, one of the first licensed female architects in the world, designer for Frank Lloyd Wright's Chicag.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 176 pages. 0.975. Bookseller Inventory # 9780226850818

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 73.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds