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Evans + Shalev

Architecture and Urbanism 1965-2018

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. They created 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 appraisals by David Dunster, Patrick Hodgkinson and others.

Eldred Evans studied at the Architectural Association (AA) and at Yale University under Paul Rudolph and Serge Chermayeff. 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 Regent Street Polytechnic and Shalev at the AA and the University of Bath. 

Joseph Rykwert is Paul Philippe Cret Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, and one of the foremost architectural historians of his generation. His many books include The Idea of a Town (1963) and The Seduction of Place (2000). 

Introduction by Joseph Rykwert, contributions by David Dunster, Patrick Hodgkinson and others
Jean-Michel Dentand

29 × 29cm
11 ¼ × 11 ¼ in
Approx. 240 line drawings and b&w images
£45.00 | $60.00

ISBN 978-1-911422-17-4