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By Iain Jackson

Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew have been pioneers of recent structure in Britain and its former colonies from the overdue Nineteen Twenties via to the early Nineteen Seventies. As a barometer of 20th century structure, their paintings strains the foremost cultural advancements of that century from the advance of modernism, its unfold into the late-colonial area and eventually, to its re-assessment that led to a extra expressive, formalist process within the post-war period. This e-book completely examines Fry and Drew's hugely influential 'Tropical structure' in West Africa and India, when additionally discussing their British paintings, similar to their put up international conflict II tasks for the competition of england, Harlow New city, Pilkington Brothers’ Headquarters and Coychurch Crematorium. It highlights the collaborative nature of Fry and Drew's paintings, together with schemes undertaken with Elizabeth Denby, Walter Gropius, Denys Lasdun, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier. Positioning their structure, writing and academic endeavours inside of a much broader context, this booklet illustrates the numerous creative and cultural contributions made by means of Fry and Drew all through their long careers.

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