Drew, Jane. (5 of 9). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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    1995-05-20 to 1995-05-21

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    Interviewee's home.

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    Drew, Jane, 1911- (speaker, female), Mitton, Oriana (speaker, female)

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    Garlake, Margaret (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 5: Discussion of Jane Drew's [JD] books including 'Housing in the Tropics'; use of stabilised earth as substitute for concrete. Meeting with Maxwell Fry; discussion of Fry's work at Kensal House, London. Discussion of work at Chandigarh: kitchen designs, appointments of Le Corbusier, JD, Maxwell Fry, Pierre Jeanneret, comments on Indian architects and their interest in CIAM, JD's relations with Indian officials (including Nehru), comments on JD's own conduct, economy measures to support low cost housing, choice of monument sites.

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