Minnesota Historical Society

Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture

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An in-depth account of the life and career of Minnesota’s first modern architect

One of few women who were practicing architects in the mid-twentieth century, Elizabeth “Lisl” Scheu Close left an indelible mark on Minnesota’s built landscape. This personal and professional biography also explores multiple aspects of modern architecture, including the use of new materials and technologies, the design of prefabricated houses, and the relationship between residential design and changing American lifestyles.

  • Author: Jane King Hession
    Foreword by Joan Soranno
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press (April 2020)
  • Format: Hardcover, 224 pages, 128 b&w photos, 24 color plates, 10 x 9
  • ISBN: 978-1517908577

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