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Author Stratigakos, Despina.

Title A women's Berlin : building the modern city / Despina Stratigakos
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 239 pages)
Contents Introduction: a forgotten metropolis -- Remapping Berlin: a modern woman's guidebook to the city -- From Piccadilly to Potsdamer Strasse: the politics of clubhouse architecture -- Home of our own: single women and the new domestic architecture -- Exhibiting the new woman: the phenomenal success of Die Frau in Haus und Beruf -- Architecture of social work: workers' clubs, social welfare institutions, and the debate over female housing inspectors -- Epilogue: What a woman must know about Berlin, twenty years later
Summary Architectural History/Women's Studies"Despina Stratigakos takes us on a fascinating journey into a largely forgotten city at the heart of early twentieth-century metropolitan Berlin. Both imaginary and physical, A Women's Berlin is a space of agency in which women architects, designers, and patrons shaped not only a network of new institutions in the city but also a modern female subjectivity and urban identity for themselves as public citizens."--Eve Blau, Harvard UniversityAround the beginning of the twentieth century, women began to claim Berlin as their own, expressing a vision of the Germ
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Architecture and women -- Germany -- Berlin.
Space (Architecture) -- Germany -- Berlin.
Berlin (Germany) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Berlin (Germany) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008010012
ISBN 0816653224 (hc ; alk. paper)
0816653232 (pb ; alk. paper)
081666644X (electronic bk.)
9780816653225 (hc ; alk. paper)
9780816653232 (pb ; alk. paper)
9780816666447 (electronic bk.)
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