Description - Connell, Ward and Lucas by
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 caf..s. 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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(295mm x 240mm x mm)
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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Author Biography -
Dennis Sharp is an architect, a writer, a critic and a publisher. He serves as Vice President of the Architectural Association where he trained, and was Senior Lecturer and founding editor of the AA Quarterly. He is Executive Editor of World Architecture and International Architecture. Professor Sharp has 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 lives in London. 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.