Making Magic: The Marion Mahony Griffin Story
Architect, artist, environmentalist, social observer, community builder and loyal wife, Marion Mahony Griffin was a woman who changed history. The second woman to graduate with an architecture degree from MIT and the first woman in America to become a licensed architect, Mahony was a woman in a man’s world, ahead of her time, energetic and creative, yet her role was overshadowed by the men in her life.
She was Frank Lloyd Wright’s first professional employee, working with him for more than a decade. Then she teamed up with fellow Chicago architect Walter Burley Griffin, her drawings playing a crucial role in helping him to win the prize for the design of the Australian federal capital, Canberra. Her artistic work was sheer magic.
Making Magic aims to tell Marion’s story, a story which spans three continents, and puts the case for her recognition as an important figure who emerged from Chicago’s Prairie School of Architecture.
Glenda Korporaal is a journalist and writer based in Sydney, Australia. She has lived in Canberra and Washington, DC, and has a Master of Arts (Economics) from George Washington University, Washington, DC. The author of four books, she has a long time fascination with the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and interest in the ties between Australia and America.
229mm x 152mm