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Lost futures : the disappearing architecture of post-war Britain

By: HOPKINS, OWEN

1910350621 / 9781910350621
Laminated
720.94109045
25/01/2017
Stock expected by 07/04/2020
England
24 cm 128 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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Published on the occasion of the display 'Futures Found' held at Royal Academy of Arts, London, 18th February-29th May 2017.

Lost Futures looks in detail at the wide range of buildings constructed in Britain between 1945 and 1979.

Although their bold architectural aspirations reflected the forward-looking social ethos of the postwar era, many have since been either demolished or altered beyond recognition.Photographs taken at the time of their completion are accompanied by expertly researched captions that examine the buildings' design, creation, the ideals they embodied and the reasons for their eventual destruction.

Lost Futures covers many building types, from housing to factories, commercial spaces and power stations, and presents the work of both iconic and lesser-known architects.

The author charts the complex reasons that led to the loss of these projects' ambitious futures, and assesses whether some might one day be recaptured.

BIC:

1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JJP c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period), AMC Architectural structure & design, AMX History of architecture

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