Erskine, Ralph. (4 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives
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1997-01-23 to 1997-01-24
Interviewee's home, Drottningholm, Sweden.
Erskine, Ralph, 1914-2005 (speaker, male)
Lever, Jill, (speaker, female)
Part 4: Description of completion of Swedish housing programme, and discussion of planning principles; discussion of functionalism and furniture design, including pieces by Arne Jacobsen and Bruno Mathsson owned by Ralph Erskine [RE]; criticism of architecture as form of advertising. Discussion of Stockholm old town, and other old towns, as sources for useful ideas in town planning; remarks on RE's brief periods of teaching.