Erskine, Ralph. (4 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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    1997-01-23 to 1997-01-24

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    Interviewee's home, Drottningholm, Sweden.

  • Interviewees

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

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    Lever, Jill, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 4: Description of completion of Swedish housing programme, and discussion of planning principles; discussion of functionalism and furniture design, including pieces by Arne Jacobsen and Bruno Mathsson owned by Ralph Erskine [RE]; criticism of architecture as form of advertising. Discussion of Stockholm old town, and other old towns, as sources for useful ideas in town planning; remarks on RE's brief periods of teaching.

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