Lecture date: 1976-04-04
Alison and Peter Smithson discuss their urban projects. The Smithsons were among the most influential architects of the postwar decades. Their reevaluation of modernism shifted the focus of architecture and urbanism toward the particularities and uniqueness of human associations, urban patterns, and climatic conditions. Many of their ideas, both social (cluster and human association) and architectural (Brutalism, the nature of materials), profoundly influenced later generations of academics, students, and practitioners.
NB: Infrequent sound and picture interruptions.