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By Anna M. Lewis

An concept for teens who like to layout, construct, and paintings with their arms, Women of metal and Stone tells the tales of twenty-two lady architects, engineers, and panorama designers from the 1800s to this present day. attractive profiles in keeping with historic examine and firsthand interviews tension how early life passions, perseverance, and creativity led those ladies to beat demanding situations and holiday boundaries to accomplish nice luck of their professions. matters contain Marion Mahony Griffin, who labored along Frank Lloyd Wright to set up his particular architectural-drawing kind; Emily Warren Roebling, who, after her husband fell in poor health, took over the tasks of leader engineer at the Brooklyn Bridge venture; Marian Cruger Coffin, a panorama architect who designed estates of Gilded Age mansions; Beverly L. Greene, the 1st African American girl within the state to get her structure license; Zaha Hadid, one in every of today’s best-known architects and the 1st girl to obtain the celebrated Pritzker structure Prize; etc. useful info comparable to lists of best colleges in each one box; descriptions of particular components of research and required levels; and lists of courses for children and youths, areas to go to, firms, make this a useful source for college kids, mom and dad, and lecturers alike.

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