The 1960s in Britain: Towards an Architectural Mainstream

The s in Britain Towards an Architectural Mainstream Building design from the s remains the least understood work in recent architectural history and has received the most uniformly hostile reaction from both critics and public alike More than y

  • Title: The 1960s in Britain: Towards an Architectural Mainstream
  • Author: Peter Fawcett
  • ISBN: 9780713488371
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • Building design from the 1960s remains the least understood work in recent architectural history, and has received the most uniformly hostile reaction from both critics and public alike More than 30 years later, Peter Fawcett the head of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Nottingham finally offers a comprehensive overview of the decade s style, all seenBuilding design from the 1960s remains the least understood work in recent architectural history, and has received the most uniformly hostile reaction from both critics and public alike More than 30 years later, Peter Fawcett the head of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Nottingham finally offers a comprehensive overview of the decade s style, all seen from a unique insider s perspective He uncovers the attitudes that underpinned the period s architectural output, itself made possible by unprecedented high public spending, and describes the revitalization of architectural schools and the importance of theory and social commitment they engendered But the era also saw the emergence of star architects, large interdisciplinary practices, and powerful and sophisticated clients In other words, the birth of today s architectural scene.

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