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  • The Banham Lectures. Essays on Designing the Future

Aynsley, Jeremy, 2009, Book, The Banham Lectures. Essays on Designing the Future Berg, Oxford and New York. ISBN 9781847883025

Abstract or Description:

This anthology of essays has its origins in a series of annual lectures hosted by the Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum History of Design programme since 1989. Jeremy Aynsley, as organiser of the event for many years, and Harriet Atkinson, were its co-editors and they also contributed an Introduction which places the contribution of Peter Reyner Banham in British intellectual history. As the most influential writer on design and architecture in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century, Reyner Banham is not easily categorised. His life and career spanned the years of Brutalism and Pop art, the anti-Design movement, ecological critique, and the early stages of Postmodernism, all of which he held firm views about. Originally trained as an engineer, then as an art and architectural historian, Banham’s interests encompassed architecture, urban design and planning, industrial design, popular culture and Americana, as well as the iconography of objects of everyday life. His writings could cover anything from megastructures and architectural visions of the future to the humble ice-cream van.

Subjects: Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V370 History of Design
School or Centre: School of Humanities
Copyright Holders: Introduction and editorial structure Jeremy Aynsley and Harriet Atkinson, Chapters copyright individual authors
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2011 13:35
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2011 14:39
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/484

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