Lasdun, Sir Denys. (1 of 10). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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  • Recording date

    1996-11-12 and 1997-01-18 and 1997-02-12

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's office, London, UK

  • Interviewees

    Lasdun, Sir Denys, 1914-2001 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Lever, Jill, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 1. Denys Lasdun's [DL] father's Russian background and connection with Leon Bakst; mother's family background (daughter of Louis Abrahams, connected with Heidelberg School of Painting - Australian Impressionists), her life as musician and work as publisher, her friendship with Arthur Benjamin. DL's schooling and choice of architecture as career. DL's collection of artworks. His draughtsmanship; attendance at Architectural Association [AA]; E.A. Rowse as head of AA; Rowse's views on style.

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    Sir Denys Lasdun interviewed by Jill Lever: full transcript of the interview

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