A Letter to Young Women

written by Iva Maria Jurić


Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of A Portrait of the Female Mind as a Young Girl, by renowned architect and writer Alison Smithson. Even though the work of Ms and Mr Smithson has been a part of the architectural discourse since their very first project, not much was said or written on the subject of Ms Smithson’s novel – her only work of fiction, despite the fact that, by the time of its publication in 1966, the couple had already written numerous essays on architecture and urbanism.