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Basil Spence: Architect

Basil Spence: Architect

Edited by Philip Long
Edited by Jane Thomas

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  • Published to coincide with an exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland
Full Description
Basil Spence (1907-1976) was one of Britain's most celebrated architects. This book explores his extraordinary career from the 1930s to the 1970s, focusing particularly on the post-war period. Initially known for his work on national exhibitions such as the Festival of Britain, Spence became a household name in 1951 when he won the competition to design a new cathedral for Coventry. He worked on an unusually wide range of projects from housing in Glasgow's Gorbals to the University of Sussex and the British Embassy in Rome. Central to his work was a sensitivity towards materials and a commitment to working with artists. Spence's work is discussed here in a series of essays introduced by a personal memoir especially written by the architect's close family.
Specifications
Publisher
National Galleries of Scotland
ISBN
9781906270001
Published
15th Nov 2007
Binding
Paperback / softback
Size
265 mm x 245 mm
Pages
128 Pages
Illustrations
54 color, 107 b&w
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