Jim Stirling and the Red Trilogy

Three Radical Buildings

Jim Stirling and the Red Trilogy
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Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780711231443
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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A re-evaluation of three 'red buildings', designed by Jim Stirling: the University of Leicester Engineering Building (and James Gowan), the History Faculty and Library at Cambridge and the residential Florey Building at Queen's College, Oxford. These are buildings much praised by architects, yet hated by the members of the universities that use them. Alan Berman has drawn together essays which put the buildings in their historical context, and which explore both their radical features and their technical failings. In addition, twenty-four of today's most famous architects - including Will Alsop, Norman Foster, Richard MacCormac and Richard Rogers - explain and partly seek to defend, the importance of these radical and controversial buildings.



With top contributors and newly commissioned photography, as well as stunning drawings taken from the Jim Stirling archives, this book attempts a serious re-engagement with the continuing debate between modern architects and the public.

The author

Alan Berman practises as an architect in Oxford. He has extensive experience of renovating older properties, as well as in the design of new buildings and interiors. He has also taught at several architectural schools and is a regular contributor to architectural periodicals. He is the author of several books on design and sustainability and a board member of Oxford Inspires.

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Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780711231443
Illustrations: 100 photographs in colour and b-w, drawings and sketches
Size: 9.843 in x 11.417 in / 250 mm x 290 mm
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