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Robert Maguire & Keith Murray

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* Sets this small but influential studio in the changing context of post-war architecture

* Architectural practice famous for combining New Brutalism with a Scandinavian tradition

* Richly illustrated with drawings from the office archives plus new photography

Robert Maguire was still a student at the Architectural Association in London in the early 1950s when he designed his first church. A committed Christian and enthusiast for contemporary design, he was a leading figure in the liturgical reform movement that sought to find an appropriate, modern setting for worship. His design for St Paul, Bow Common in London s East End was the first such church to be built in Britain, and was followed by a remarkable series of churches and other religious buildings in England in the 1960s and 70s designed together with the silversmith and designer Keith Murray, with whom he went into partnership in the late 1950s.

The practice was famous for pursuing the intellectual and architectural toughness of the New Brutalism with the humanity and warmth of the Scandinavian tradition. They completely rethought the design of churches, and went on to reinvent the typology of both the school and of student accommodation. Bow Common school revolutionised open plan layouts, and Stag Hill Court student houses for the University of Surrey set new standards in communal living with its finely judged mix of privacy and community.

Gerald Adler places this small but highly influential studio within the changing context of post-war architectural practice, where the Brutalism of the 1950s gave way to the more technologically oriented architecture of the 1970s, and the so-called Romantic Pragmatism of the 1980s. The book is richly illustrated with drawings from the office archive, in addition to new photographs.

About the Author Gerald Adler runs the BA (Hons) Architecture programme at the University of Kent, where he is Deputy Head of School.


Foreword (Jonathan Glancey)


1. Humanist Brutalists

2. House

3. Church

4. School

5. Style

List of Works

Extent: 160pp

Illustrations: 120 illustrations

Published date: March 2012

Size: 234x167mm Paperback
Author: Gerald Adler
ISBN: 978-1-85946-165-5

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