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Evans + Shalev

It is dif­fi­cult to imag­ine the his­to­ry of mod­ern archi­tec­ture in Britain being writ­ten with­out ref­er­ence to the work of Eldred Evans and David Shalev. From 1967, when they won the inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tion for New­port High School, Evans and Shalev main­tained a dis­tinc­tive pres­ence as design­ers. They cre­at­ed a body of work that is uni­form­ly inno­v­a­tive, ele­gant and sen­si­tive to place, and realised with care, skill and intel­li­gence. This new mono­graph doc­u­ments their remark­able oeu­vre as it devel­oped over six decades. 

Eldred Evans stud­ied at the Archi­tec­tur­al Asso­ci­a­tion (AA) and at Yale Uni­ver­si­ty under Paul Rudolph and Serge Cher­may­eff. David Shalev (19342018) was edu­cat­ed in the evolved Bauhaus’ in Haifa, where he was sur­round­ed with mod­ernism coun­ter­point­ed with an ancient tra­di­tion. High­ly orig­i­nal design­ers, both of them were also influ­en­tial teach­ers – Evans at the Regent Street Poly­tech­nic and Shalev at the AA and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bath. 

Joseph Ryk­w­ert is Paul Philippe Cret Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus of Archi­tec­ture at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia, and one of the fore­most archi­tec­tur­al his­to­ri­ans of his gen­er­a­tion. His many books include The Idea of a Town (1963) and The Seduc­tion of Place (2000).

Authors
Introduction by Joseph Rykwert, contributions by Patrick Hodgkinson, Eldred Evans and David Shalev
Designer
Jean-Michel Dentand


Hardcover
25.5 × 25.5cm
10 × 10 in
216pp
Approx. 240 line drawings and b&w images
£45 | $60

ISBN 978-1-911422-17-4