The Architecture of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew: by Iain Jackson,Jessica Holland

By Iain Jackson,Jessica Holland

Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew have been pioneers of contemporary structure in Britain and its former colonies from the past due Nineteen Twenties via to the early Seventies. As a barometer of 20th century structure, their paintings strains the most important cultural advancements of that century from the advance of modernism, its unfold into the late-colonial area and eventually, to its re-assessment that ended in a extra expressive, formalist process within the post-war period. This ebook completely examines Fry and Drew's hugely influential 'Tropical structure' in West Africa and India, while additionally discussing their British paintings, resembling their publish international struggle II tasks for the competition of england, Harlow New city, Pilkington Brothers’ Headquarters and Coychurch Crematorium. It highlights the collaborative nature of Fry and Drew's paintings, together with schemes undertaken with Elizabeth Denby, Walter Gropius, Denys Lasdun, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier. Positioning their structure, writing and academic endeavours inside of a much wider context, this publication illustrates the numerous inventive and cultural contributions made through Fry and Drew all through their long careers.

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