Drew, Jane. (8 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 8: Anecdotes about Glyndebourne, John Christie and Rudolf Byng (continued). Discussion of Jane Drew's [JD] work with Maxwell Fry on flats in Lewisham, use of box-frame construction; award for Festival of Britain designs. Discussion of high-rise housing; comments on Lansbury Estate, and comparable contemporary development in Tower Hamlets, London, [by Lediboer?]. Discussion of design of new towns, especially Crawley. Discussion of work and characters of Alison Smithson and Peter Smithson, including Economist Building; 'This is Tomorrow' exhibition; Team X and its connection with CIAM; lack of recognition received by Smithsons, and by JD for her work at Chandigarh. Discussion of Frederick Lugard (Baron Lugard) and architectural appointments in Nigeria and Uganda.

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