Lecture date: 1997-12-08
Ethics of Building
Robert Maxwell considers how the aesthetic affects the ethical, how the design of housing in Britain during the 1950s and 1960s reflected ethical and aesthetic issues, and how a lack of development in architectural ethics when dealing with the projects of the period led to a reliance on aesthetic decisions being masked as ethical ones.
Robert Maxwell began practising as an architect in 1950 and joined the staff of the AA in 1958. Between 1962 and 1982 he taught at the Bartlett, before being appointed Dean of Architecture at Princeton University where he is Emeritus Professor of Architecture.