Long, Mary-Jane. (7 of 13). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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    Interviewee's office, London

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    Long, Mary-Jane, 1939- (speaker, female)

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    Lever, Jill (speaker, female)

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    Part 7: Anecdotes about Auerbach’s studio, and MJL’s work for other artists. MJL’s interest in collaboration between architecture and fine art; her membership of Art Workers Guild, and discussion of the survival of building crafts in Britain through historical conservation work; comparison with craft working in the United States. Description of establishment of Colin St John Wilson’s design office with Peter Carolin and MJL to work on Liverpool Civic Centre; discussion of MJL’s role in the project, and her responsibility in development of the brief; remarks on a woman undertaking this role; discussion of relationship between MJL’s and Wilson’s working methods. MJL’s early work on the British Library scheme, including research on reader’s requirements.

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