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With their original and innovative projects, Amyas Connell and Basil Ward from New Zealand and the British architect Colin Lucas introduced a new and uncompromising contemporary language of architecture to England in the 1930s. Their simple, clear shapes in concrete and glass still resonate with a novel approach to functional form-giving. This is the first full study of one of the most controversial of modernist practices and is destined to be of classic importance. It opens with a fascinating overview of the historical background and then focuses on detailed studies of individual houses, social housing schemes, shops and cafes. Each study is fully illustrated with contemporary plans and photographs showing the buildings as they were being built and newly constructed, as well as more recent photographs to show later alterations and changes. The book includes a complete list of projects, a time line and a full bibliography.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780711227682
ISBN-10: 0711227683
Format: Hardback
(295mm x 240mm x 30mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Dennis Sharp

Dennis Sharp was an architect, writer, critic and publisher. He served as Vice President of the Architectural Association where he trained, and was Senior Lecturer and founding editor of the AA Quarterly. He was Executive Editor of World Architecture and International Architecture. Professor Sharp received international awards for his writings and criticism as well as awards for his buildings. His books include monographs on Calatrava, Kurokawa and Nicoletti. He died in 2010. Sally Rendel is a practising architect and a member of the Twentieth Century Society's casework committee. She has edited special issues of Scroope and Architectural Design. Sally lives in London.

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