Part of a City: The Work of Neave Brown Architect
David Porter and Patrick Lynch (editors), Neave Brown, Kenneth Frampton, Cather Croft, Tony Fretton, Jonathan Sergison, Simon Henley, Stephen Taylor, Paul Karakusevic, Mark Swenarton, et al
Clothbound Hardcover Book
Produced in the same format & size as On Intricacy, Part of a City is the fourth book in our Modern Architecture in Reflection series. It explores the ethos and ideas of the Anglo-American architect Neave Brown (1929-2018), winner of the RIBA Gold Medal 2017. Produced in concert with Brown's colleague and business partner David Porter, Part of a City gets its title from his Gold Medal acceptance speech, when Brown observed: "We weren't making housing, we were making part of a city." The book brings together his writing and design projects, including his celebrated large-scale urban housing work for Camden Council, and the later projects undertaken in private practise with Porter. Along with the other titles in this series, Part of a City is a portrait of a period of optimism in modern architectural culture; it reveals the profound intellectual and artistic ideas that inspired this communal social effort, and is also a portrait of a gifted and unusually articulate architect - someone who continues to inspire a new generation of architecture students today.
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