Maguire, Robert (19 of 19) National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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    Interviewee's home, London

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    Maguire, Robert, 1931 (speaker, male)

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    Sandino, Linda (speaker, female)

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    Part 19: Boats sailed; details. Pleasures of sailing. RM's sculptures: details. Description of Frank Lloyd Wright [FLW] visit to the AA, presenting prizes to AA students and RM; FLW's contempt for architectural competitions and their judges. Humorous story of RM's sculpture installed in the AA for FLW's visit; mentions Robert Furneaux Jordan and Peter Matthews [PM]. PM's story about FLW's ego. Substantial comments on NLSC recording experience; regrets, benefits, value for history; memories of the colours of pre-war England/London; lack of good coffee post-war; current media interest in wartime Britain. Reasons for not writing an autobiography; details. Comments about the RIBA.

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