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Title A Continuing experiment : learning and teaching at the Architectural Association / edited by James Gowan
Published London : Architectural Press, 1975


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Description 175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents My Lovely Student Life -- Jigsaw -- A Useful Irritant -- Does the AA Relate to Real Life -- Sir James Richards Interview -- The Slow Growth of Another Sensibility: Architecture as Town Building -- People Robots and Trees -- Raymond Erith Interview -- The Houses in Between -- The Environmental Trigger -- Arthur Korn Interview -- Reflections on the Oppostion of Architecture and Building -- Deminilitarisation of the University -- Sir Clough Williams Ellis Interview -- The Electric Decade: An Atmosphere at the AA School 1963-73 -- 125 Years of Quasi Democracy -- Reply -- Myth, Misses and mr Architecture -- Memoirs of a Reluctant Juryman
Summary This book is a consolidation of essays arranged in three layers thematically. The first is directly about the AA; the second attempts to synthesize the converstaions that are typical and current in the school at the present time; the third is a group of discussions taken from video-tape interviews with four well-known AA architects who have each made reputations that are distinct and personal
Analysis Great Britain Architecture Organisations Architectural Association
Notes 'Many of the articles had their first airing at a symposium arranged by Charles Jencks at the Architectural Association in the summer of 1972' - Acknowledgements
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Architectural Association (Great Britain)
Architectural Association
Architecture -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain.
Author Gowan, James.
Architectural Association (Great Britain)
LC no. 75311694
ISBN 0851391311
085139132X (paperback)