New British Architecture (Thames and Hudson; Verlag Gert Hatje, 1972) by Robert Maxwell presents the best of British modernism of the 1960s.
What is represented here is the kind of architecture which is attempting to extend the range of convention, whether in a big way or in a small way: architect’s architecture, if you like – although the selection is not confined, I hope, to a single preferred style. Necessarily, most of the examples are by private architects who have been able to negotiate some degree of freedom of expression with their clients. These architects face a problem: how much are they to allow the interests of the client to pre-empt those of the user? To whom is the building to appeal? Can it be understood by a few of by all men?
– Robert Maxwell, Preface, New British Architecture (Thames and Hudson; Verlag Gert Hatje, 1972)
The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good shape. The cloth-bound covers are tidy; the pages are without any markings or faults; the binding is firm. There is only some toning on the edges of the pages.