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Author Lewittes, Deborah, author

Title Berthold Lubetkin's Highpoint II and the Jewish contribution to modern English architecture / Deborah Lewittes
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Contents Berthold Lubetkin's Highpoint II and the Jewish Contribution to Modern English Architecture- Front Cover -- Berthold Lubetkin's Highpoint II and the Jewish Contribution to Modern English Architecture -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Just the Highpoints: London in the thirties -- Notes -- Chapter 1: Building Highgate: high rises and uprisings -- Notes -- Chapter 2: London calling: high stakes, high relief -- Notes -- Chapter 3: High modernist critiques -- Notes -- Chapter 4: Practicing Jews: modern London, the emigration decade, and the weight of history -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Summary In 1935, the Russian-born Jewish architect Berthold Lubetkin and his firm Tecton designed Highpoint, a block of flats in London which Le Corbusier called?revolutionary?. Three years later, Lubetkin completed a companion design. Yet 'Highpoint II' felt very different and the sense that the ideals of modernism had been abandoned seemed hard to dispute. Had modern architecture failed to take root in England?0This book challenges the belief that English architecture was on hiatus during the 1930s. Using 'Highpoint II' as a springboard, Deborah Lewittes takes us on a journey through the defining moments of modern English architecture? the?high points? of the period surrounding 'Highpoint II'. Drawing on Lubetkin?s work and his writings, the book argues that he advanced influential, lasting theories which were rooted in his design for 'Highpoint II'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Lubetkin, Berthold, 1901-1990 -- Criticism and interpretation
Lubetkin, Berthold, 1901-1990.
Highpoint II (London, England)
Tecton (Firm)
Highpoint II (London, England)
Tecton (Firm)
Architecture and society -- England -- History -- 20th century
Jewish architects -- England
ARCHITECTURE / Adaptive Reuse & Renovation.
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments.
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice.
Architecture and society.
Jewish architects.
Highgate (London, England) -- Buildings, structures, etc
London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc
England -- London -- Highgate.
England -- London.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351124366 (electronic bk.)
9781351124362 (electronic bk.)