Evans + Shalev

Evans + Shalev

Evans: Rykwert, Joseph

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  • ISBN
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  • Pages
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  • Date Published
  • 9781911422174
  • Hardback
  • English
  • 216
  • Circa Press
  • May 2020
It is difficult to imagine the history of modern architecture in Britain being written without reference to the work of Eldred Evans and David Shalev. From 1967, when they won the international competition for Newport High School, Evans and Shalev maintained a distinctive presence as designers, creating a body of work that is uniformly innovative, elegant and sensitive to place, and realised with care, skill and intelligence. This new monograph documents their remarkable oeuvre as it developed over six decades. Introduced by Joseph Rykwert, the book includes critical commentaries by Marcus Binney, David Dunster, Patrick Hodgkinson, David Hamilton Eddy and others. David Shalev (1934-2018) was educated in the 'evolved Bauhaus' in Haifa, where he was surrounded with modernism counterpointed with an ancient tradition. Highly original designers, both of them were also influential teachers - Evans at the Polytechnic of Central London and Shalev at the AA and the University of Bath.