Sir Leslie Martin: Architecture, Education, Research

ISBN: 9781854904416
Artist(s): Leslie Martin
Author(s): Peter Carolin, Trevor Dannatt
Format: hardback
Year published: 1996
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publisher Location: Chichester
Total Pages: 208
Illustrations: 200


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This volume comprises tributes to Sir Leslie Martin, together with detailed historical descriptions of his major works in the UK and Portugal. Architect and urbanist, Sir Leslie Martin was Professor of Architecture at Cambridge University for nearly 20 years (1956-1972). He is known for his strong belief in urban design, the organization of low-rise medium density housing, as opposed to tower blocks, and computer-based research.

Apart from his designs for the Royal Festival Hall in London and The Gallery of Modern Art in Lisbon, he has also designed a number of renowed academic or arts buildings at Oxford and Cambridge Unviersities, and in Glasgow.


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