Long, Mary-Jane. (12 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 12: Description of pressures on the design team in early years of British Library project; involvement of Library staff in aspects of the design; discussion of future changes to the building and continued involvement of architects in them, including furniture and fittings; discussion of character of forecourt and its possible uses; discussion of MJL’s responses to public criticism and appreciation of the building, of Colin St John Wilson’s knighthood and his contributions as a teacher; MJL’s feelings about being involved in a single building for so long.

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