Alison & Peter Smithson
A Critical Anthology
Edited by Max Risselada


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Alison (1928-1993) and Peter Smithson (1923-2003), two of the most influential and controversial architects of the latter half of the twentieth century, strove to adapt the progressive ideas of the pre-war modern movement to the specific human needs of the period of post-war reconstruction. In this book Risselada has collected together the most important published essays about the career of this partnership of British architects,

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As younger members of CIAM (Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne), and as founding members of Team 10, Alison & Peter Smithson were at the heart of the debate on the future course of modern architecture. The uncompromising modernity of their Hunstanton Secondary Modern School (1949-1954) heralded the Smithsons’ role as the leading exponents of the New Brutalism and the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. This critical anthology edited by Risselada presents from early contributions by Rayner Banham, Philip Johnson, Kenneth Frampton, and Peter Cook, to more recent texts by Peter Eisenmann, Christine Boyer, Beatriz Colomina, and Luisa Hutton.

Max Risselada is a Dutch author, curator, editor & educator, based at Department of Architecture, TU Delft, in The Netherlands.


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464 pages, 224 illustrations
Hardback, 17x24 cm
Polígrafa, 1st edition 2011
ISBN 9788434312548