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Author Smithson, Alison, 1928-1993.

Title Architecture is not made with the brain : the labour of Alison and Peter Smithson / [edited by Pamela Johnston, Rosa Ainley and Clare Barrett]
Published London : Architectural Association, [2005]


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Description 102 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Series Architecture landscape urbanism ; 9
Architecture landscape urbanism ; 9
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
Summary 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
Notes "... based on a symposium held at the Architectural Association in November 2003." -- p. [4]
Subject Smithson, Alison, 1928-1993.
Smithson, Peter, 1923-2003.
Architects -- Great Britain.
Architecture -- Great Britain -- 20th century -- Designs and plans.
Architecture -- Great Britain -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Great Britain.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Architectural drawings.
Author Ainley, Rosa.
Barrett, Clare.
Johnston, Pamela.
Architectural Association (Great Britain)
LC no. 00002716
ISBN 1902902432 (paperback)