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New directions in British architecture: with photographs, plans, and drawing

By: Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publication details: 1968 Studio Vista, Ltd. LondonDescription: 127 p. illustrations, maps 25 cmSubject(s): DDC classification:
  • 720.942 LAN
Summary: Architecture in Britain is emerging in this decade with a completely new spirit.  A fresh attitude is presenting challenges to the current generation of architects who are beginning to visualize each new project, whetehr large or small, as a component part in an over-all system.  The certainty which accompanied traditional programs of the past has changed to clalculated uncertainity as architects must now come to grips with the fluid nature of their society.   British architecture since World War II has been increasingly associated with the major social concerns of the day.  The architect has played a leading role in the creation of New Towns along the periphery of London in order to ease overpopulated areas of the city.  But these towns, and many subsequent efforts, were only a beginning--a symptomatic treatment which did not provide for more widespread urban needs.  Today British Architects must share a larger vision as they attempt to bring imaginative solutions to the deeply rooted and complex problems which lie at the core of urban life.  The author analyzes the issues behind important architectural projects and plans still on the drawing board--to give a sense of the future, vital direction of British Architecture.
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Architecture in Britain is emerging in this decade with a completely new spirit.  A fresh attitude is presenting challenges to the current generation of architects who are beginning to visualize each new project, whetehr large or small, as a component part in an over-all system.  The certainty which accompanied traditional programs of the past has changed to clalculated uncertainity as architects must now come to grips with the fluid nature of their society.   British architecture since World War II has been increasingly associated with the major social concerns of the day.  The architect has played a leading role in the creation of New Towns along the periphery of London in order to ease overpopulated areas of the city.  But these towns, and many subsequent efforts, were only a beginning--a symptomatic treatment which did not provide for more widespread urban needs.  Today British Architects must share a larger vision as they attempt to bring imaginative solutions to the deeply rooted and complex problems which lie at the core of urban life.  The author analyzes the issues behind important architectural projects and plans still on the drawing board--to give a sense of the future, vital direction of British Architecture.

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