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Colin St John Wilson: 'conspicuous mass' and the architecture of 'carved' modelling

Kite, Stephen 2012. Colin St John Wilson: 'conspicuous mass' and the architecture of 'carved' modelling. Presented at: DOCOMOMO UK Spring 2012 Lectures: Brick, DOCOMOMO UK, London, UK, 17 April 2012.

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Abstract

In an article on ‘Brick’ in Scroope (the Cambridge School of Architecture journal) Colin St John Wilson reflected on a mid-1950s turn in his work and thinking—influenced by Aalto, Lewerentz, and Kahn—towards an architecture of ‘conspicuous mass’. Immersed also in the theories of Adrian Stokes he began to explore an architecture ‘carved’ in brickwork. Kenneth Frampton praises ‘the only serious attempt, to create a normative, yet unequivocally Modern brick architecture for the British Isles’.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:50
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/27697

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