By Anna M. Lewis
An notion for kids who like to layout, construct, and paintings with their arms, Women of metal and Stone tells the tales of twenty-two girl architects, engineers, and panorama designers from the 1800s to this day. attractive profiles in keeping with historic study and firsthand interviews pressure how adolescence passions, perseverance, and creativity led those girls to beat demanding situations and holiday obstacles to accomplish nice luck of their professions. topics contain Marion Mahony Griffin, who labored along Frank Lloyd Wright to set up his special architectural-drawing sort; 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 nation 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. functional info comparable to lists of best faculties in every one box; descriptions of particular components of research and required levels; and lists of courses for children and youths, areas to go to, businesses, make this a useful source for college kids, mom and dad, and lecturers alike.