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Basil Spence: Buildings and Projects

Miles Glendinning, Jane Thomas and Louise Campbell

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 370

  • Publisher: RIBA Publishing

  • Date Published: Mar 2012

  • Stock Code: 74335

  • ISBN: 9781859463093

  • Binding: Hardback

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In the 1950s and 1960s, Basil Spence – architect of Coventry Cathedral and of Sussex University – was Britain’s best-known architect. However, Spence’s varied and superbly crafted oeuvre has until now defied proper analysis in the wider twentieth-century cultural context. Basil Spence: Buildings and Projects combines critical essays with a chronological framework to paint a vivid picture of the architect and his times. Lavishly illustrated with photos and drawings from the archive, many published for the first time, the book reveals the virtuoso draftsmanship that lies behind Spence’s groundbreaking architectural vision. 

The book falls into two parts – a critical historical section and a List of Works. The first part comprises four chronological sections. Each begins with a chapter containing an overview of practice history and of Spence’s public and personal life, followed by chapters setting Spence’s key buildings in their historical and critical context. The second part contains a comprehensive List of Works, documenting all Spence’s projects and illustrating many of them in order to give a sense of the range and diversity of his life and work.

Elegantly designed and packed with superb period photography and drawings, Basil Spence: Buildings and Projects is a landmark event in the literature of architectural history.

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About the Author

Miles Glendinning

Miles Glendinning is Professor of Architectural Conservation and Director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His publications include the award-winning Tower Block (with Stefan Muthesius), Architecture’s Evil Empire, and Modern Architect, on the life and times of Sir Robert Matthew.

Jane Thomas

Jane Thomas is Curator of Architectural Collections at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, repository of the Sir Basil Spence Archive. In 2007 she co-curated the major retrospective exhibition ‘Back to the Future: Basil Spence 1907–76’.

Louise Campbell

Louise Campbell is Reader in Art History at the University of Warwick, specializing in late nineteenth and twentieth-century architecture. Her publications include Coventry Cathedral: art and architecture in post-war Britain and an edited volume Twentieth-Century Architecture and its histories.

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