Part of a City: The Work of Neave Brown Architect

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2022

Patrick and Claudia Lynch and David Porter (editors), Neave Brown, Kenneth Frampton, Amy Young, Tony Fretton, Jonathan Sergison, Simon Henley, Paul Karakusevic, John Zhang, David Evans, Ed Jones, Reyner Banham, Patrick Hodgkinson, Christopher Woodward, et al with new photography by Sue Barr

Clothbound Hardcover Book
288pp
£30

Produced in the same format & size as Change is the Reality and On Intricacy, Part of a City is the third book in our Modern Architecture in Reflection series. It explores the ethos and ideas of the Anglo-American architect Neave Brown (1929-2018), winner of the RIBA Gold Medal 2017. Produced in concert with Brown's colleague and business partner David Porter, Part of a City gets its title from his Gold Medal acceptance speech, when Brown observed: "We weren't making housing, we were making part of a city."

The book brings together his writing and design projects, including his celebrated large-scale urban housing work for Camden Council, and the later project undertaken in private practise with Porter. Along with the other titles in this series, Part of a City is a portrait of a period of optimism in modern architectural culture; it reveals the profound intellectual and artistic ideas that inspired this communal social effort, and is also a portrait of a gifted and unusually articulate architect - someone who continues to inspire a new generation of architecture students today. Part of a City will be launched at Brown's alma mater, The Architectural Association, on 18th November 2022, alongside a symposium devoted to his legacy that day.