Architecture

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

  • Add a note
    Log in to add a note at the bottom of this page.
  • All notes
  • My notes
  • Hide notes
Please click to leave a note

The British Library Board acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors to this recording and the rights of those not identified.
Legal and ethical usage »

Tags (top 25):
(No tags found for this item)
  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    0:31:34

  • Shelf mark

    C467/26

  • Subjects

    Architecture

  • Recording date

    1997-10-21

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's office, London

  • Interviewees

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

  • Interviewers

    Lever, Jill (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    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.

  • Metadata record:

    View full metadata for this item