Drew, Jane. (7 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.

  • Interviewees

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

  • Interviewers

    Garlake, Margaret (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 7: Description of Jane Drew's [JD] parents' tastes and their relationship; mother the daughter of developer Samuel Jones; influence on JD of William Morris. JD's relationship with her sister; friendship with Anthony Ludovici; her early interests in religion and drawing. JD's first marriage to James Alliston; her preference for female medical professionals. JD's interest in structure and engineering, especially bridges. Comments on Kenneth Clark and his support for artists and musicians; friendships with John Christie and Rudolf Byng; anecdotes about Glyndebourne.

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