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Architecture is not made with the brain : the labour of Alison and Peter Smithson

Author: Pamela Johnston; Rosa Ainley; Clare Barrett
Publisher: London : Architectural Association, ©2005.
Series: Architecture landscape urbanism, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A record of a symposium hosted by the Architectural Association to celebrate the work of Alison and Peter Smithson. This book includes specially commissioned essays, among them an important piece on Robin Hood Gardens, and photographs selected from the Smithson family archive.
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Named Person: Alison Margaret Smithson; Peter Smithson; Alison Margaret Smithson; Peter Smithson; Alison Smithson; Peter Smithson; Alison Smithson; Peter Smithson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Johnston; Rosa Ainley; Clare Barrett
ISBN: 1902902432 9781902902432
OCLC Number: 60366394
Notes: " ... based on a symposium held at the Architectural Association in November 2003"--Page [4].
Description: 102 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.
Contents: In conversation with Peter Smithson / Mohsen Mostafavi --
An appreciation of the work. 'Architecture is not made with the brain' : the Smithsons and the Economist building plaza / Irénée Scalbert ; Recolonising the modern : Robin Hood Gardens today / Dirk van den Heuvel ; Looking from a different angle / Connie Occhialini --
Working for the Smithsons. Strategy and detail / Peter Salter ; Godparents' gifts / Louisa Hutton --
Client's perspective. 'Like asking Matisse for advice on repainting the dining room' / Niall Hobhouse ; The Sugden house / Derek Sugden with commentary by Peter St. John --
Historical perspective. From the beginning / Ron Simpson ; 'As found' is a small affair / Thomas Schregenberger --
The work as precedent. Complex ordinariness / Bruno Krucker ; Lessons learnt from Alison and Peter Smithson / Jonathan Sergison and Stephen Bates with commentary by Ellis Woodman --
Endnotes. Contributors ; 'A silent showing' : photographs / selected by Soraya and Simon Smithson.
Series Title: Architecture landscape urbanism, 9.
Responsibility: [edited by Pamela Johnston, Rosa Ainley and Clare Barrett].

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