John Madin / Alan Clawley.
London : RIBA, 2011.
[XII], 147 p. : fot., planos
Serie: Twentieth Century Architects (RIBA)
Madin, John, 1924-
Arquitectura - Siglo XX - Gran Bretaña.
Biblioteca A-72 MADIN JOH
Trained in the modernist style but too much of a craftsman to abandon decoration, his work is characterised by attention to detail, a preference for natural materials and a desire for decoration and art in his buildings. Many have characterised Madin as a commercial architect, but as the author argues, there was another side to his work: his conservationist approach to the development plan for the Calthorpe Estate, his workman-like master-planning of Dawley, Telford and Corby new towns, his public service commissions, and his design and layout of housing schemes that are still lived-in and popular today, testify to his commitment to human values.
Lavishly illustrated with images from Madin’s personal archive and stunning new photography, this book is an essential read for architects, students, architectural historians and modernist enthusiasts interested in learning more about a key figure in British post-war architecture.This book has been commissioned as part of a series of books on Twentieth Century Architects by RIBA Publishing, English Heritage and The Twentieth Century Society.