Architecture

Shepheard, Sir Peter. (1 of 18). Architects' Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    0:31:42

  • Subjects

    Architecture

  • Recording date

    1997-07-02, 1997-07-10, 1997-07-22, 1997-07-29, 1997-08-12

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, London.

  • Interviewees

    Shepheard, Sir Peter, 1913-2002 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Lever, Jill (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Description of Peter Shepheard's [PS] father's career as architect, and the impact on it of First World War and depression of 1930s; PS's father's work on interiors of Cunard liners; connection of Shepheard family with Patrick Abercrombie and Lascelles Abercrombie. PS's childhood and his interest in natural history; his schooling at Birkenhead Grammar School; description of his childhood home and his brother and sister; descriptions of PS's grandfather's farm; PS's father's siblings; PS's mother's family.

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