The Twentieth Century Society


  • Journal 12: Houses

    255 x 198 mm, 224pp, colour illus, published September 2015
    PRICE: £19.50
    ISBN: 978-0-9556687-4-6

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    There are many architects and many houses that deserve to be better known. This is a collection of essays on houses of exceptional interest designed by relatively unknown architects between the 1920s and 1970s. The focus is on practices outside London, where architects could develop clusters of individually commissioned houses of medium size in conditions of creative freedom.

    With archive images never previously published and new, specially commissioned photographs, the essays here make a substantial contribution to the Twentieth Century Society’s quest to expand knowledge of English architecture since 1914, showing what hidden treasures still remain to be discovered and protected.


    Houses in History: Regional practice and local character Alan Powers

    Context, Texture and Restraint: John Carrick Stuart Souter at Hampstead Garden Suburb David Davidson

    Picturesque, Modern, Tudor-Style: Edgar Ranger in Thanet Timothy Brittain-Catlin

    Modernism in Yorkshire: the work of John Procter Janet Douglas

    Designing Twitchells End at Jordans, Buckinghamshire David M Boswell

    A Second Skin: Houses and Housing by Gordon and Ursula Bowyer Neil Bingham

    Busman’s Holiday: Houses in Lancashire by Keith Ingham Julian Holder

    A Merseyside Maker: the Houses of Jo Parker Matthew Whitfield

    Cedarwood: Women’s Journal House of the Year 1960 Neil Swanson

    Kenneth Wood: Modern Surrey Houses of the 1950s and 1960s Fiona Fisher

    Mervyn Seal Jon Wright

    Stout and Litchfield Elain Harwood

    Brothers in Arts: Tim and Bob Organ, Artist Constructor Rachel Williams