Architecture

Long, Mary-Jane. (11 of 13). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    0:31:34

  • Shelf mark

    C467/26

  • Subjects

    Architecture

  • Recording date

    1998-01-07

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's office, London

  • Interviewees

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

  • Interviewers

    Lever, Jill (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 11: Discussion of initial design proposals for British Library Euston Road site, once it had become available, and differences between that site and Bloomsbury site which had originally been envisaged; discussion of different approaches of Doug Lanham, Peter Carolin and MJL in making these proposals; how choice was made amongst the various proposals; rival suggestions for use of the site, including one from Richard Seifert; similarities between approaches of MJL and Colin St John Wilson, and remarks on some sources of the design; description of contributions of John Collier and John Honer to the building, and of Rolfe Kentish in management of the architect’s office.

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