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Post-Modern Buildings in Britain

Geraint Franklin

Elain Harwood

Batsford

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ISBN: 9781849944502

Price: £ 25.00

Publication date: 2 November 2017

Category: Architecture

An illuminating look at a controversial architectural style – and its finest examples

Post-modernism was the 1980s’ counter to Brutalism but fell out of fashion until its best buildings began to disappear. Now is the time to reassess its values. Historians Geraint Franklin and Elain Harwood discuss its background and key architects before celebrating Britain’s finest examples. Individual entries are beautifully illustrated, many with new photography, including the SIS Building made famous by James Bond, John Outram’s awe-inspiring pumping station in London’s Docklands and Judge Institute in Cambridge, and the late works of James Stirling and Michael Wilford, including No.1 Poultry – an extraordinary corner of the City that in 2016 became England’s youngest listed building.

ABOUT THE Author

Geraint Franklin is an architectural historian from Historic England. He is the author of a forthcoming book on the firm Howell Killick Partridge & Amis. It will be published in June 2017 in collaboration with RIBA and the Twentieth Century Society.

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ABOUT THE Author

Elain Harwood is a historian with Historic England, and author of Space Hope and Brutalism, England’s Post-War Listed Buildings and Art Deco Britain. She gives lectures and leads tours for the C20 Society, and has published Chamberlin, Powell and Bon in association with them, HE and the RIBA, and 100 Buildings/Houses/Churches/Landscapes, 100Years in association with Batsford. She lives in London.

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