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1950s

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    Views on Le Corbusier's Unite d’HabitationSubscription

    8 July, 2016 By Kenneth Easton

    Archive: a selection of architects give their views of the emerging Unite d’Habitation by Le Corbusier

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    View from 1959: Green Mantle by Ian NairnSubscription

    9 August, 2017 By Ian Nairn

    Ian Nairn records the birth of Hampshire’s green belt in 1959

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    The New Brutalism by Reyner BanhamSubscription

    27 July, 2010 By Reyner Banham

    In his seminal December 1955 essay Architectural Critic Reyner Banham attempts to codify the then emerging architectural movement of Brutalism

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    Ronchamp chapel in France by Le CorbusierSubscription

    26 March, 2016 By James Stirling

    Archive: despite its architect, the chapel - ‘a pure expression of poetry’ - should not be criticised by the rationale of the modern movement

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    Outrage: the birth of Subtopia will be the death of usSubscription

    1 June, 1955Updated: 7 August, 2015 By Ian Nairn

    [Archive] Ian Nairn’s seminal polemic against banal suburban development

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    Nikolaus Pevsner: In defence of the PicturesqueSubscription

    5 September, 2012 By Nikolaus Pevsner

    Nikolaus Pevsner defends the AR’s promotion of the Picturesque; ‘The first feeling-your-way theory of art in European history and far the greatest contribution England has made to aesthetic theory”

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    Johannesburg: the development of a contemporary vernacular in the TransvaalSubscription

    2 May, 2017 By Nikolaus Pevsner

    Nowhere in England, and indeed nowhere in Europe or North America, can such a consistently up-to-date neighbourhood be seen

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    Ian Nairn’s Subtopia, from June 1955Subscription

    1 June, 1955Updated: 3 May, 2018 By Ian Nairn

    This extract comes from the conclusion of Ian Nairn’s ‘Outrage’ in the AR June 1955. His manifesto for ‘the main-in-the-street’ is a searing critique of suburbia – or ‘Subtopia’ – which is as relevant now as it was when it was published

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    Housing complex in Rio de Janeiro by Lucio CostaSubscription

    29 May, 2015

    [ARCHIVE] Without spoiling the beauty of the park, a residential quarter was to be built putting into practice modern principles of architecture and town planning

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    Gordon Cullen: South Bank translated Subscription

    29 June, 2011

    English architect, designer, and influencer of the Townscape movement, Cullen presents the planning principles of which the South Bank exhibition was so triumphant before the permanent redevelopment of the area was undertaken

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