Berliner Luise Schilling wants to become an architect and, despite the protests of her father, joins the heralded Bauhaus school and its famous professors, who are changing the world of design. With the backdrop of the right-wing 1920s, where women are being denied equal rights, this powerful novel tells a story of a time past that feels eerily reflective of the present.
The Book of Science and Antiquities
"It would be a crime to give away anything more, but the end of this beautiful novel made me cry. Jones writes with intelligence and a lively wit, but there’s more — a warmth that forces you to care about these people as if you had met them...."
— The Times
3 out of 5