Posted by Verve on March 18, 2002 at 14:37:18:
In Reply to: Barbara Bestor posted by Paul Malo on March 18, 2002 at 13:45:05:
Wow! A great role model for me here...:-)
"All my heroes were men," she says of Alvar Aalto, R.M. Schindler and early Frank Gehry. "There were no women, except for Zaha Hadid. The women I knew about were usually teachers who were the girlfriends of architects. I wanted to make buildings, not just think about them...
...because the school has no undergraduate architecture program. She continued to indulge her architectural curiosity whenever she could, but finding inspiration wasn't easy... I hated the postmodernists because of their conservatism...
...At 35, Bestor is in the small vanguard of female architects striving to succeed on their own terms. The old stereotype that put men in charge of architecture and relegated women to interior design is dead."
I can relate on many levels...,-)
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