De La Warr Pavillion
Artist(s): Chemoyeff Mendelson
Author(s): Alastair Fairley
Year published: 2006
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 172
Illustrations: colour and b&w photographs throughout
Designed by German émigré architects Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff and opened by the future King George VI in 1935, the De La Warr Pavilion on the south coast of England is one of the most important pieces of Modern Movement architecture in Britain. It has been hailed by ICOMOS (the International Council on Museums and Sites), adviser to UNESCO on World Heritage sites, as one of the treasures of twentieth-century British architecture.
The first major book on this landmark building tells the story of the pavilion’s genesis, construction, post-war decline and recent restoration, and celebrates its new life at the beginning of the twenty-first century as a vibrant cultural centre. Archive photography and images detail all aspects of the pavilion, from architectural plans to cultural context.