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A terrible battle with architecture : Denys Lasdun in the 1950s, part 2

Calder, Barnabas (2008) A terrible battle with architecture : Denys Lasdun in the 1950s, part 2. ARQ - Architectural Research Quarterly, 12 (1). pp. 59-68.

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Abstract

This article examines three ways in which Lasdun tried in the later 1950s to wage his own 'terrible battle with architecture', and to escape 'the sameness of English architecture'. Under the title 'New Styles' it looks at his attempts to develop a personal architectural style. 'New Types' investigates Lasdun's pursuit of fresh architectural approaches to designing large building complexes. 'A New Movement', the final section of the article, suggests that part of the process of self-reinvention which Lasdun pursued throughout the 1950s included positioning himself close to the core group who were developing the most internationally discussed British movement of the decade, 'New Brutalism'.