Breaking Ground by Phaidon provides a fascinating insight into the work of the world’s leading female architects from the early twentieth century to the present day, creating a female perspective on the history of modern architecture. The book was written by Jane Hall, a founding member of Assemble, a London-based, Turner Prize-winning collective.
'Would they still call me a diva if I were a man?' asked Zaha Hadid, challenging as she did so more than a century of stereotypes about female architects. In the same spirited approach, Breaking Ground is a pioneering visual manifesto of more than 200 incredible buildings designed by women all over the world. Featuring twentieth-century icons such as Julia Morgan, Eileen Gray and Lina Bo Bardi, and the best contemporary talent, from Kazuyo Sejima to Elizabeth Diller and Grafton Architects, this book is, above all else, a ground-breaking celebration of extraordinary architecture.