Unbounded Practice: Women and Landscape Architecture in the Early Twentieth Century
by Thaïsa Way
With the establishment of landscape architecture as a profession in the late 19th century, women have influenced the discipline through their expertise as gardeners, designers, horticulturalists, and fine artists. Their impact is widely seen and felt today in landscapes all across the world. It is surprising, then, that the history of women in landscape design has received relatively little attention. Thaïsa Way corrects this oversight. Describing design practice in landscape architecture during the first half of the twentieth century, the book serves as a narrative of women such as Beatrix Jones Farrand–Arnold Arboretum consulting landscape gardener from 1946 to 1950–and of the practice as it became a profession.
Unbounded Practice was included in our list of New Books Available in the Library, July 5, 2010.