Lasdun, Sir Denys. (1 of 10). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives
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1996-11-12 and 1997-01-18 and 1997-02-12
Interviewee's office, London, UK
Lasdun, Sir Denys, 1914-2001 (speaker, male)
Lever, Jill, (speaker, female)
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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