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Frederick Gibberd

Author/EditorGibberd: Manley, Christine (Author)
Publisher: Historic England
ISBN: 9781848022737
Pub Date15/11/2017
BindingPaperback
Pages160
Dimensions (mm)240(h) * 170(w)
361,00 kr
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This book gives, for the first time, a
comprehensive account of the works of architect, town planner and landscape
architect, Sir Frederick Gibberd. At the
beginning of his diverse and far-reaching career, Gibberd was a pioneer of
modern architecture in Britain - he designed Pullman Court in 1933, one of the
first International Style buildings in the country. His association with the Modern Architectural
Research (MARS) Group and his influential publications put him at the forefront
of the establishment of modern architecture in Britain.
During the 1940s, however, Gibberd's interest
shifted to the aesthetics of English market towns and Georgian streets; his
diaries reveal a belief that the Modern Movement had `done its job', allowing
architects to consider the visual, rather than functional qualities of
materials, colour and texture. After the
Second World War, his master plan for Harlow New Town and his influential book Town Design conveyed his growing
interest in `visual planning'; he had become an international authority on the
subject. His later projects, Liverpool
Metropolitan Cathedral (1967) and Regent's Park Mosque (1977) for example, also
reflected his aesthetic approach, prompting many to question his role as a key
figure in the history of modern British architecture.
This reassessment of Gibberd's work demonstrates,
that with his visual approach to the design of buildings, spaces, townscapes
and landscapes, Gibberd was at the forefront of the development of a softer,
distinctly English form of modern architecture and town planning, thus,
reaffirming his role as a significant architect of the 20th century.

This book gives, for the first time, a
comprehensive account of the works of architect, town planner and landscape
architect, Sir Frederick Gibberd. At the
beginning of his diverse and far-reaching career, Gibberd was a pioneer of
modern architecture in Britain - he designed Pullman Court in 1933, one of the
first International Style buildings in the country. His association with the Modern Architectural
Research (MARS) Group and his influential publications put him at the forefront
of the establishment of modern architecture in Britain.
During the 1940s, however, Gibberd's interest
shifted to the aesthetics of English market towns and Georgian streets; his
diaries reveal a belief that the Modern Movement had `done its job', allowing
architects to consider the visual, rather than functional qualities of
materials, colour and texture. After the
Second World War, his master plan for Harlow New Town and his influential book Town Design conveyed his growing
interest in `visual planning'; he had become an international authority on the
subject. His later projects, Liverpool
Metropolitan Cathedral (1967) and Regent's Park Mosque (1977) for example, also
reflected his aesthetic approach, prompting many to question his role as a key
figure in the history of modern British architecture.
This reassessment of Gibberd's work demonstrates,
that with his visual approach to the design of buildings, spaces, townscapes
and landscapes, Gibberd was at the forefront of the development of a softer,
distinctly English form of modern architecture and town planning, thus,
reaffirming his role as a significant architect of the 20th century.

Christine Hui Lan Manley is an architectural historian with an interest in post-war housing and planning. She works in architectural practice, specialising in housing design and layouts and teaches architectural history and theory at the Leicester School of Architecture.

1. Becoming an architect 2. Modernism and modern flats 3. Wartime studies and reconstruction debates 4. The art of town design 5. Buildings and landscape 6. Buildings in townscape 7. Conclusion

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