Batsford, in conjunction with the 20th Century Society, is releasing Post-Modern Buildings in Britain by Elain Harwood and Geraint Franklin in November.
Post-modernism is described as the ‘1980s counter to Brutalism’, but a style that did fall out of fashion until key buildings began to disappear. It is now being reassessed by historians Geraint Franklin and Elain Harwood, who look at its background, the key architects and of course, Britain’s finest examples.
Individual entries are illustrated, many with new photography, including the SIS Building )made famous by James Bond), John Outram’s pumping station in London’s Docklands and Judge Institute in Cambridge, along with the late works of James Stirling and Michael Wilford, including No.1 Poultry. In 2016, that became England’s youngest listed building.
A 176-page hardback book, it lands on 2nd November 2017 but is available to pre-order now, selling for £25.