Keeping Houses, Not Building Them
“Most female architects have heard the horror stories: Mies van der Rohe’s elevation to the pantheon of Modernist masters, as Lilly Reich dies in poverty and anonymity. Le Corbusier vandalizing House E-1027, Eileen Gray’s masterwork in the South of France. Robert Venturi’s acceptance of the 1991 Pritzker Prize as his wife and partner, Denise Scott Brown, went all but unrecognized.”
An article from the New York Times, about the colloquium“Women in Modernism,” held in 2007 at the Museum of Modern Art, that sought to take a more positive look at the role women have played in architectural history.