Architecture is not made with the brain : the labour of Alison and Peter Smithson /

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Imprint:London : Architectural Association, c2005.
Description:102 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Series:Architecture landscape urbanism ; 9.
Subject:Smithson, Alison, -- 1928-1993
Smithson, Peter, -- 1923-2003
Smithson, Alison, -- 1928-1993
Smithson, Peter, -- 1923-2003
Architecture -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Johnston, Pamela.
Ainley, Rosa.
Barrett, Clare.
ISBN:1902902432 (pbk.)
9781902902432 (pbk.)
Notes:Cover title.
"... based on a symposium held at the Architectural Association in November 2003." -- p. [4].
Table of 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 beginsning / 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.