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Erskine, Ralph. (3 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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    sound

  • Duration

    0:31:41

  • Shelf mark

    C467/08

  • Subjects

    Architecture

  • Recording date

    1997-01-23 to 1997-01-24

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, Drottningholm, Sweden.

  • Interviewees

    Erskine, Ralph, 1914-2005 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Lever, Jill, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 3: Remarks on influence of Maxwell Fry, Jane Drew, Wells Coates, Corbusier; excitement of the new ideas being promoted in years before Second World War; RE's work for Clifford Culpin and Louis de Soissons on neo-classical designs, and design for pit head baths for Miner's Welfare Committee. RE's visit to Sweden in search of new architecture. Discussion of the quality of Swedish architecture, and the Swedish national housing programme (pragmatic modernism); remarks on Le Corbusier's work; further discussion of Swedish approach to building and planning.

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Erskine, Ralph. (3 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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