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Jim Stirling And The Red Trilogy: Three Radical Buildings

Jim Stirling And The Red Trilogy: Three Radical Buildings

“The University of Leicester Engineering Building, the History Faculty and Library at Cambridge, and the residential Florey Building at Queen’s College are much praised by architects, yet hated by the members of the universities that use them. Here Alan Berman has drawn together essays that put the buildings in their historical context while exploring both their radical features and their technical failings. In addition, 22 of today’s most famous architects — including Will Alsop, Norman Foster, Richard MacCormac, and Richard Rogers — explain and partly seek to defend the importance of these radical and controversial buildings. With top contributors and newly commissioned photography, as well as stunning drawings taken from the Jim Stirling archives, this book attempts a serious reengagement with the continuing debate between modern architects and the public.”


Introduction – Alan Berman

Part One: The Background

Part Two: The Red Trilogy

Part Three: “Why do architects love these buildings?”

A Difficult Reconciliation – Alan Berman

About the Contributors

Further Reading


Frances Lincoln Limited Publishers Collaborators: Peter Ahrens, John  Allan, Bob Allies, Will Alsop, Alan Berman, Mark Cannata, Ted Culinan, Shane de Blacam, Spencer de Grey William Fawcett, Norman Foster, Graham Haworth, Glenn Howells, Eva Jiricna, Ed Jones, David Kohn, M.J. Long, Patrick Lynch, Richard MacCormac, John McKean, Robert Maxwell, Alan Powers, Sunand Prasad, Ian Ritchie, Richard Rogers, Peter St John, Alan Stanton, John Tuomey, Sarah Wigglesworth Edited by Alan Berman Photographs: Quintin Lake Pages: 128

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Cite: Andrew Rosenberg. "Jim Stirling And The Red Trilogy: Three Radical Buildings " 09 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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