paper, 232 pp., $45.00
In this collection of essays by prominent women and men in the field of landscape architecture, contributors examine the role and influence of female professionals in this art form. Some contend that the capabilities of females as designers are not recognized by their male counterparts. Papers in this work also draw attention to how men and women perceive the needs of women in connection with landscape design: some authors assert that, historically, women are regularly a forgotten lot. This thought-provoking treatise on gender issues should be read by all concerned with landscape architecture, especially those responsible for the hiring of professionals and educators.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden