AA Collections Blog is pleased to publish an extract from Patrick Zamarian's authoritative new book on the postwar history of the AA (Lund Humphries, 2020). Making extensive use of the AA Archives, this is the first major study of the school in the 1950s and 60s - and is available for purchase, in time for Christmas, at the AA Bookshop!!
AA Collection Talks: 2nd May. Geraint Franklin: ‘Sweet Geometry – Edward Reynolds at the AA, 1956-58’.
Edward Reynolds' work is of startling originality, including faceted and curvilinear geometries, zoomorphic forms and complex circulation systems. This talk will set Reynolds within the context of architectural discourse in the 1950s...
AA Archives New Accessions: Bill Howell, John Killick, Stephen Macfarlane, Jill Sarson Drawings, Stevenage
The AA Archives have recently acquired from Stephen Macfarlane an important set of drawings from the 1949-50 AA Fifth Year thesis of Bill Howell, John Killick, Stephen Macfarlane, Hugh Morris and Jill Sarson. The thesis was for the planning and development of the Neighbourhood Unit of Pin Green, Stevenage New Town, Hertfordshire and proposed to house a population of 10,000 in a mixture of single-storey residences, alongside 14 storey medium-rise towers and 27 storey high-rise towers.