Docomomo Australia News  | August 2013 /2

A brief update to specify that the book on Berthold Lubetkin is not the 2001 edition as indicated in the previous newsletter, but a new 2013 revised edition with 680 pages and more illustrations (1003). which has been republished this month in London by Artifice - Books on Architecture. 


Berthold Lubetkin: Architecture and the Tradition of Progress

 by John Allan

Revised Edition

ARTIFICE Publishing Limited, 2013
1003 colour and b/w ills • 680 pages

isbn 978 1 907317 14 9
rrp £39.95 / € 46.95 / $59.95 ...

July 1, 2013
Berthold Lubetkin: Architecture and the Tradition of Progress is the definitive account of the life and works of Berthold Lubetkin (1901-1990), Britains leading Modernist architect. He was awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture and he is believed to have more listed buildings to his credit than any other twentieth century architect in Britain. Following a 20-year friendship, author and architect John Allan documents unpublished drawings, photographs, and extracts of writing in this richly illustrated study. Allan sets Lubetkins work in the wider historical, social and political environment of the time. From Lubetkins early work in Paris in the 1920s, when he was acquainted with renowned architects such as August Perret and Le Corbusier through to the work of his practice Tecton, the book provides a comprehensive account of his landmark buildings for London Zoo, Finsbury Borough Council and the famous Highpoint apartments. His post-war work, including the troubled project to build Peterlee New Town, is also fully covered.

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