November 6, 2019

Shirley Blumberg featured in Phaidon’s new Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women, by Jane Hall

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Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women, by Jane Hall 

A ground-breaking visual survey of architecture designed by women from the early twentieth century to the present day

Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women is the first of its kind. A pioneering celebration of exceptional architecture, and a glorious visual manifesto of more than 180 incredible buildings, all over the world, designed by women.

Featuring more than 150 architects, and spanning the last 100 years, Breaking Ground is both a glorious visual manifesto and a timely record of the extraordinary contribution female architects have made to the profession.

‘Would they still call me a diva if I were a man?’ asked Zaha Hadid, challenging as she did so more than a century of stereotypes about female architects. In the same spirited approach, Breaking Ground is a pioneering visual manifesto of more than 200 incredible buildings designed by women all over the world. Featuring twentieth-century icons such as Julia Morgan, Eileen Gray and Lina Bo Bardi, and the best contemporary talent, from Kazuyo Sejima to Elizabeth Diller and Grafton Architects, this book is, above all else, a ground-breaking celebration of extraordinary architecture.

Praise for Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women –

“Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women marks and celebrates women’s roles in the architectural world, and presents a glorious visual manifesto of more than 180 exceptional buildings from around the world.” —ELLE Decoration

“A compelling and visually powerful introduction to the strength and variety of the groundbreaking work of over a century of outstanding female architects.” —Morning Star

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