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Alison And Peter Smithson

Author : Mark Crinson
ISBN : 1848023529
Genre : Architects
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This is the first overview of the career of Alison and Peter Smithson, the most controversial yet most widely-influential of post-war architectural practices. From their first youthful project, the school at Hunstanton, to their final works, they epitomised the idea of the avant-garde architect, and were strongly engaged with artists and critics and with groups and tendencies in Britain and beyond. 0Structured thematically and chronologically, the book gives a coherent and compact narrative of the Smithsons' work and ideas. As well as all of the major buildings - including the Economist complex, the Garden building at St Hilda's College, and the Robin Hood Gardens estate - the book also discusses unbuilt projects, including substantial work for the British embassy at Brasilia and the Kuwait mat-building. It culminates with the less well-known factory additions, museum and house for Axel Bruchhauser, a furniture manufacturer in Germany. Central to their work, Mark Crinson argues, was a concern with belonging, with how we identify ourselves with places in a context of change.0Lavishly illustrated with new colour images as well as original drawings and historic photography, this book is an essential read for architects, students and enthusiasts for modernism wanting to learn more about the Smithsons.
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Alison And Peter Smithson

Author : Max Risselada
ISBN : 8434312549
Genre : Architecture
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Alison (1928-1993) and Peter Smithson (1923-2003), two of the most influential and controversial architects of the latter half of the twentieth century, strove to adapt the progressive ideas of the pre-war modern movement to the specific human needs of the period of post-war reconstruction.As younger members of CIAM (Congrés Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne), and as founding members of Team 10, they were at the heart of the debate on the future course of modern architecture. The uncompromising modernity of their Hunstanton Secondary Modern School (1949-1954) heralded the Smithsons' role as the leading exponents of the New Brutalism and the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. In this book Risselada has collected together the most important published essays about the career of this partnership of British architects, from early contributions by Rayner Banham, Philip Johnson, Kenneth Frampton, and Peter Cook, to more recent texts by Peter Eisenmann, Christine Boyer, Beatriz Colomina, and Luisa Hutton.
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As Found

Author : Claude Lichtenstein
ISBN : 3907078438
Genre : Architecture
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British art and architecture of the 1950s are little known but extraordinarily topical today. Of particular relevance are the activities of the Independent Group, a loosely structured organization whose members included artists Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Magda Cordell, More...photographer Nigel Henderson, critics Reyner Banham and Lawrence Alloway, and architects Alison and Peter Smithson, James Stirling, and Colin St. John Wilson, who sought the essence of the everyday through a sensitivity to the hardships and charm of life in the raw. As Found encounters the transdisciplinary relationship between the constructed environment as it is visually perceived and verbally expressed. Edited by Claude Lichtenstein & Thomas Schregenberger. Artists include: Magda Cordell, Richard Hamilton, Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi. Architects include: Alison & Peter Smithson, James Stirling and Colin St. John Wilson.
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Alison And Peter Smithson

Author : Dirk van den Heuvel
ISBN : 9052694125
Genre : Architecture, Modern
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Changing The Art Of Inhabitation

Author : Alison Smithson
ISBN : 1874056374
Genre : Architecture
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"Contains edited essays and notes, both published and unpublished, under three titles - Mies' pieces, Eames' dreams, The Smithsons - thus spanning three genrations of modern architects whose thinking and work have changed our art of inhabitation".
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Not Quite Architecture

Author : M. Christine Boyer
ISBN : 0262035510
Genre : Architecture
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The English architects Alison Smithson (1928--1993) and Peter Smithson (1923--2003) were ringleaders of the New Brutalism, active in CIAM and Team 10, and influential in English Pop Art. The Smithsons, who met as architecture students, built only a few buildings but wrote prolifically throughout their career, leaving a body of writings that consider issues in architecture and urbanism and also take up subjects that are "not quite architecture" (the name of a series of articles written by Alison Smithson for the Architects' Journal) -- including fashion design, graphic communication, and children's tales. In this book, M. Christine Boyer explores the Smithsons' writings -- books, articles, lectures, unpublished manuscripts, and private papers. She focuses on unpublished material, reading the letter, the scribbled note, the undelivered lecture, the scrapbook, the "magic box," as words in the language of modern architectural history -- especially that of postwar England, where the Smithsons and other architects were at the center of the richest possible range of cultural encounters. Boyer is "writing around" the Smithsons' work by considering the cultural contexts in which they formed and wrote about their ideas. Boyer explains that the Smithsons were intensely concerned with the responsibility of the architect to ensure the quality of place, to build with lyrical appropriateness. They reached back to the country landscapes of their childhood and, Boyer argues, mixed their brand of New Brutalism with the English Picturesque. The Smithsons saw architects as both inheritors and passers-on. Their writings offer juxtapositions and connections, resembling an association of interactive loops, ideas waiting to be transmuted into built form.
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The Charged Void

Author : Alison Margaret Smithson
ISBN : 1580931308
Genre : Architecture
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"More than a collection of work, this book represents a record of a careful and highly focused thought process concerned with the qualities of urban life - a collection of observations, decipherings, commentaries, and recommendations for understanding and improving the complex nature of the city."--BOOK JACKET.
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Peter Smithson

Author : Peter Smithson
ISBN : 1568984618
Genre : Architecture
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The famous British Brutalist architect discusses his work and the process of thinking about architecture with students in a question-and-answer format.
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Alison Peter Smithson

Author : David Dunster
ISBN : UCSD:31822007719719
Genre : Architecture
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Alison Peter Smithson

Author : Alison Margaret Smithson
ISBN : OCLC:79305485
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Climate Register

Author : Alison Margaret Smithson
ISBN : 187089054X
Genre : Architecture
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Complex Ordinariness

Author : Bruno Krucker
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112580282
Genre : Architects
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Alison Peter Smithson

Author : Alison Smithson
ISBN : UOM:39015031208674
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The Charged Void Architecture

Author : Alison Margaret Smithson
ISBN : 1580930506
Genre : Architecture
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The Smithsons have also added contemporary commentary to provide a context for the work."--BOOK JACKET.
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