By Iain Gordon Cherry, Gordon Cherry, L. Penny
Via a biography of this significant architect, planner and civic dressmaker, the authors supply a desirable research of the advancements in British structure and making plans from the 1930's to the 1970's.
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27 The waiting made no difference. At the beginning of May they escaped ‘with a pair of pyjamas and masses of oil paint’ to the hills outside Rome: and later trips, made with the aid of a gold ring and assumed names, followed. They made, both physically and otherwise, a strikingly contrasted couple. She was impulsive and extrovert, given to expressing herself strongly upon any matter, and had something of the spoiled child about her. But she was warm, sympathetic and open-hearted. It must, in many respects, have been an attraction of opposites.
Then soon afterwards the opportunity for going away arrived, and I decided to go away alone. I can’t explain in words why I know that I was right, but I think you may see it. When I go back we will see how things are. 27 The waiting made no difference. At the beginning of May they escaped ‘with a pair of pyjamas and masses of oil paint’ to the hills outside Rome: and later trips, made with the aid of a gold ring and assumed names, followed. They made, both physically and otherwise, a strikingly contrasted couple.
It is worth noting, however, that we have no evidence of his ever having gone in search of it. We do not know whether he was even aware of the struggles which were being played out between MIAR and the National Syndicate of Architects: if so, he did not concern himself with them. His main contact with the new architecture and with the politics of Europe was made through his correspondence with Stephenson, who had obtained a Chadwick Fellowship to study sanitary science in Paris. This he contrived to do by studying at the Paris University Institut d’Urbanisme and, for a time, by working in the office of Le Corbusier.