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Robin Hood Gardens Re-Visions

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ISBN-10: 0955668719

ISBN-13: 9780955668715

Edition: 2011

Authors: Alan Powers, Alison Smithson, Peter Smithson, Sandra Lousada, Ioana Marinescu

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Robin Hood Gardens in Tower Hamlets, East London, was designed by Alison + Peter Smithson and completed in 1972. In 2008, this large social housing scheme was threatened with demolition and became a controversial conservation case. The government refused to give it protection as a historic building despite widespread public support for its retention. This book uncovers the history of the project, arguing for its historical and architectural significance and for its future role in local housing provision. It includes contributions by architects Richard Rogers and Zaha Hadid, with previously unpublished text and pictures by Alison + Peter Smithson and photographs by Sandra Lousada and Ioana Marinescu. The contributors include Catherine Croft, Alan Powers, Dirk van den Heuvel, Ken Baker, Simon Smithson, Amanda Baillieu, Zaha Hadid, Sir Stuart Lipton, Peter St John, Neil Jackson, Deborah Saunt, Richard Rogers, Ann Power, and Dan Cruickshank.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836

Alan Powers is Reader in Architecture and Cultural History at the University of Greenwich. He specializes in the history of twentieth century art, architecture and design, and has written books on textiles, houses, shop fronts, and book jacket design. He has had a long involvement with the Twentieth Century Society as a caseworker, Vice-Chairman and as one of the editors of its journal, Twentieth Century Architecture.

The British architect Alison Smithson has produced one of the most significant and influential bodies of work of the second half of the 20th century. Her books include Urban Structuring, Ordinariness and Light, Without Rhetoric, The Shift, and the influential Team X Primer. Alison Smithson died in 1993.

The British architect Peter Simpson has produced one of the most significant and influential bodies of work of the second half of the 20th century. His books include Urban Structuring, Ordinariness and Light, Without Rhetoric, The Shift, and the influential Team X Primer.

Sandra Lousada is famous for her theatre photographs, her photographs of children, and her iconic portraits of such luminaries as Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Vanessa Redgrave, Albert Finney and Julie Christie. Her photographs have illustrated many books, including, most recently, London's Parks and Gardens, by Jill Billington, and Hampstead Heath, by Deborah Wolton and David McDowall (both Frances Lincoln). Her book Public Faces Private Places: Portraits of Artists 1956-2008 will be published in September 2009, and will be accompanied by a major exhibition at the National Theatre.