The Resource Buildings for bluestockings : the architecture and social history of women's colleges in late Victorian England, by Margaret Birney Vickery

Buildings for bluestockings : the architecture and social history of women's colleges in late Victorian England, by Margaret Birney Vickery

Label
Buildings for bluestockings : the architecture and social history of women's colleges in late Victorian England
Title
Buildings for bluestockings
Title remainder
the architecture and social history of women's colleges in late Victorian England
Statement of responsibility
by Margaret Birney Vickery
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Vickery's book, which includes floor plans and eight pages in color, examines the intimate relationship between a Victorian institution intended solely for women and the architectural theories of the period. In doing so, she sheds light on the role of the founders, such as Emily Davies at Girton, their goals for their colleges and the pressure which a reluctant and skeptical society placed upon them. Reformers in women's education were sometimes radical feminists, but more often the women and men who were involved were modest in their approach, arguing for little change in the status of women and veiling their ambitions for women's progress under a restrained and traditional rhetoric
  • This conservative approach conditioned the built environment of the colleges and is an important aspect of nineteenth-century British feminism." "Central to this book is the connection between the attitudes of Victorian society towards the higher education of women and the built environment. Feminist architectural historians and anthropologists are just beginning to explore these connections, and Vickery's book, with its focus on a gender-specific building type, offers insight into the ways in which the values of a society are encoded into the environment in which we live and work. It is therefore of interest not only to architectural historians, but to feminists, social historians, and anyone interested in the history of the collegiate environment."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vickery, Margaret Birney
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA6605.G7
LC item number
V53 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women's colleges
  • Architecture, Victorian
  • Architecture
  • Women's colleges
  • Collèges féminins
  • Architecture victorienne
  • Architecture
  • Collèges féminins
  • Frauencollege
  • Architektur
  • Geschichte 1848-1914
  • Collegestudentin
  • Architecture - Angleterre - 19e siècle
  • Architecture victorienne - Angleterre
  • Collèges féminins - Angleterre - Constructions
  • Collèges féminins - Aspect social - Angleterre - Histoire - 19e siècle
  • Architektur
  • Collegestudentin
  • Frauencollege
  • Hochschulbau
  • Großbritannien
  • England
  • England
  • Großbritannien
Label
Buildings for bluestockings : the architecture and social history of women's colleges in late Victorian England, by Margaret Birney Vickery
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-192) and index
Contents
The "little band of pioneers" : Girton Colege -- On different terms : Newnham College -- Following the precedent : Lady Margaret Hall, Somerville, and Westfield Colleges -- A palatial residence : Royal Holloway College -- Society's reaction to the women's colleges : their architectural influence
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xiii, 200 p.
Isbn
9780874136975
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99047386
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42475583
  • (OCoLC)ocm42475583
Label
Buildings for bluestockings : the architecture and social history of women's colleges in late Victorian England, by Margaret Birney Vickery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-192) and index
Contents
The "little band of pioneers" : Girton Colege -- On different terms : Newnham College -- Following the precedent : Lady Margaret Hall, Somerville, and Westfield Colleges -- A palatial residence : Royal Holloway College -- Society's reaction to the women's colleges : their architectural influence
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xiii, 200 p.
Isbn
9780874136975
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99047386
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42475583
  • (OCoLC)ocm42475583

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