Remodelling The Book of the City of Ladies
The practice-led research aims to introduce Christine’s ideas to an architectural audience for the first time. It builds upon existing scholarship on the relationship between image and text in her work and proposes an innovative, design-led remodelling of her architectural and urban allegory culminating in a solo exhibition.
Evaluating the significance of Christine’s architectural iconography in The Book of the City of Ladies
Through a comparative analysis of the illuminations in all extant manuscripts of her celebrated The Book of the City of Ladies, 1405, the research aims to claim Christine’s imaginative speculative design as the first instance of a visual representation of a feminist utopia and to establish her as an early female/feminist speculative architect.