A Language and a Theme: The Architecture of Denys Lasdun & Partners (RIBA Publications Ltd, 1976) presents some key projects and the architectural philosophy by the eminent English architectural practice. The showcased projects include, for instance, Hallfield Primary School in Paddington, the St James’s Place flats, Royal College of Physicians in Regent’s Park, the National Theatre and Opera House, and the National Theatre on the South Bank in London.
See also Denys Lasdun: Architecture, City, Landscape (Phaidon, 1994/1999) by William J.R. Curtis.
Buildings should speak for themselves but they are motivated by ideas. In turn, buildings impose their own laws to which the ideas must submit.
– Denys Lasdun, London, April 1976. In the Preface for A Language and a Theme: The Architecture of Denys Lasdun & Partners (RIBA Publications Ltd, 1970)
The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white photographs and architectural drawings.
The copy in our stock is in nice condition. Some of the pages have some under-linings and markings. The glueing of the binding is fine. The covers show some small signs of shelf wear and signs of use.