Item description for Rick Mather Architects by Robert Maxwell, Tim Macfarlane, Patrick Bellew, Jo Cleere, Erik Benrud & Nora Osganian...
Rick Mather Architects have been practising in London since the early 1970s. Best known for their award winning museum extensions, such as the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the National Maritime Museum, their portfolio spans a broad spectrum of projects. These range from private residences to academic masterplans and urban design, including both renovations and new buildings.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9" Height: 11" Weight: 3.8 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2006
Publisher Black Dog Publishing
ISBN 1904772382 ISBN13 9781904772385
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More About Robert Maxwell, Tim Macfarlane, Patrick Bellew, Jo Cleere, Erik Benrud & Nora Osganian
Born in 1923, graduating from the School of Architecture at Liverpool University in 1950, James Stirling ranks as one of the most interesting figures to emerge in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century. His activity lasted from 1950 until 1992, the year of his death. His work exemplified a continuous and undogmatic research, in which modern architecture is constantly redefined through the attention given to its social content and its physical context. In 1955 he founded with James Gowan the practice known as Stirling and Gowan, and at once, with their flats at Ham Common, they gave a new twist to the term "Brutalism," while with their Engineering Laboratories at Leicester University they reinterpreted modern architecture in Britain. Between 1964 and 1970 Stirling, working on his own, made fresh impact with designs for Cambridge and Oxford Universities, at St. Andrew's in Scotland, and for Olivetti at Haslemere. In 1971 he formed a partnership with Michael Wilford, who inherited the practice after his untimely death. Their projects for museums at Dusseldorf, Cologne and Stuttgart (the Neue Staatsgalerie) initiated a post-modern architecture that never ceased to be functional and forward-looking. James Stirling was awarded the Alvar Aalto Award in 1978, the Royal Gold Medal in 1980, and the Pritzker Prize in 1981. Robert Maxwell was educated at the Liverpool School of Architecture, where he was a contemporary of James Stirling. After qualifying in 1950 he worked as an architect, and there are some six buildings in London that can point to as his work, including the river facade of the Royal Festival Hall. From 1958 he taught architecture, first at the ArchitecturalAssociation, then at the Bartlett School, University College, London. In 1982 he was appointed Dean of Architecture at Princeton University, where he is now Professor of Architecture Emeritus. Among his many books and publications are "New British Architecture," 1972, and "The Two-Way Stretch: Modernism, Tradition and Innovation," 1996.