Submitter: Our local public library has 5 copies of [this book]. I like to think that books like this were the catalyst to get many more women into architecture. We see many at the school we work for. Google Zaha Hadid just to see what women can do. This book could use an update. Almost all design is now done with programs like Autocad, Rhino and others. Few architects just do hand drawings anymore. Also, I wish they had selected more interesting architectural photos then the ones posted. Those designs were pretty underwhelming even for the 1970’s.
Holly: I’m sure these were great 40 years ago, but they’re pretty silly now. These books aren’t inspiring girls to do much of anything, except for maybe be librarians to get this crap off of library shelves! (That’s an interesting strategy…) Bonus book from this series included below.
Submitter: I found this book on the careers shelf at a small urban library in my area. The photos cracked me up. Not too current for anyone interested in going into law enforcement today. To put it in perspective, this book was published 10 years before Cagney & Lacey was on TV.
Holly: Could they not find a flattering picture of a woman police officer? These are not exciting or appealing at all!