Home truths and tall tales
Two insightful books defend the architecture of the mid-20th century and the reputation of the man whose two most famous buildings were destroyed on TV. By Rowan Moore
His preoccupation is the idea that bodies and buildings should have similarities of proportion
Mid-Century Britain: Modern Architecture 1938-1963 Elain Harwood
Batsford, £25, pp288
Sandfuture Justin Beal
Mit Press, £19.99, pp272
Charles Jencks wrote, “in St Louis, Missouri on 15 July 1972 at 3.32pm (or thereabouts).” This was when, he said,...
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