Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them (Paperback)
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Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 02/11/2021
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Take an inside look at some of the most remarkable and sometimes controversial modernist estates in Britain and the impact they have on their communities.

Featuring twenty-one modernist homes and their residents, this unique and beautifully designed book presents an overview of the buildings and architects, considers the historical and political context, and explores what it's like to live on a modernist estate today.

Through interviews and original photography, we're offered a rare insight into the lives of these significant buildings and those who inhabit them.

Estates include:
Isokon
Pullman Court
Golden Lane Estate
Keeling House
The Hall
Dulwich Park Estate
Manygate Lane
Park Hill
Sivill House
Draper House
Perronet House
Barbican
Brunswick Centre
Byker
Christchurch Estate
Dunboyne Road Estate
Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate
Whittington Estate
Greenwich Millenium Village
Balfron Tower

This thought-provoking study interrogates the legacy of the modernist architectural movement in Britain, and examines the role of communal housing in Britain, offering fascinating insights into the way we live.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780711269262
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 255 x 200 mm


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'Modernist Estates - with its yellow cloth quarter binding and grey card covers - will sit beautifully on any mid-century bookshelf or coffee table. Filled with fascinating architectural history, interesting people, and a good snoop around some gorgeous interiors, it's hard to see what's not to love.'


'attractive design and high quality production match its subject-matter and its photography is first-rate. ... for those with an interest in modernist housing and the contemporary life-styles which go with it, I'm happy to recommend it.'


'Modernist Estates - with its yellow cloth quarter binding and grey card covers - will sit beautifully on any mid-century bookshelf or coffee table. Filled with fascinating architectural history, interesting people, and a good snoop around some gorgeous interiors, it's hard to see what's not to love.'

'attractive design and high quality production match its subject-matter and its photography is first-rate. ... for those with an interest in modernist housing and the contemporary life-styles which go with it, I'm happy to recommend it.'

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“A sumptuous book reflecting the modern taste for modernist/brutalist architecture.”

“Modernist Estates” is an attractive, sumptuous book reflecting the modern taste for modernist/brutalist architecture. It covers works by Goldfinger, SPAN, etc with brief architectural scene-setting for each... More

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