May Membership Lunch Meeting
Inge Horton, author of Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area - The Lives and Work of Fifty Professionals, 1890-1951 will focus her talk on the practice of women architects - how they found their first jobs, worked as employees, sole practitioners or in partnerships, and what type of work they were able to secure. Portraits and images of their work will illustrate the presentation. The talk will include examples of historic women architects who practiced in Northern California.
The Lunch event will also include a showing of the video "A Girl Is A Fellow Here - 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright", a 15-minute documentary film that explores an unknown legacy of women architects working for Frank Lloyd Wright. Produced by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.
Julia Morgan is widely known as an eminent woman architect, but she was not alone. Many other women practiced architecture in the late 19th and early 20th century in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, the work and career of these path-breaking women are mostly unknown. For more than twenty years, Inge Horton has been researching early women architects who lived and practiced at the same time as Julia Morgan. Her research was full of surprises and eventually led to writing a book about these amazing women. Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area The Lives and Work of Fifty Professionals, 1890-1951 was published as a richly illustrated reference book by McFarland & Company in August of 2010. Signed copies of the book will be available for $65 at the lunch program.
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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