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Lost Futures - The Disappearing Architecture of Post-War Britain

Lost Futures - The Disappearing Architecture of Post-War Britain

Author: Owen Hopkins
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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.
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There will be an accompanying display at the Royal Academy in February 2017.
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General Fields

  • : 9781910350621
  • : Royal Academy of Arts
  • : Royal Academy of Arts
  • : January 2017
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Owen Hopkins
  • : Hardback
  • : 128