Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture
'Author, Owen Hopkins, delves into history to identify a British tradition of architects determined to do things their own way, at any price, no matter what their peers might think.' - The Guardian
Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture is an intriguing exploration of the work of 12 British maverick architects from the past 400 years - architects who have defied conventions. Published as a catalogue for the Royal Academy's 2016 exhibition of the same name, the volume surveys the work of architects including Sir John Soane, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Robert Smythson, Cedric Price, Zaha Hadid as well as the architectural practice, FAT. From the classicism of Soane’s Dulwich Picture Gallery to Hadid’s neo-futuristic Olympic Aquatics Centre in London, their work is bold, frequently controversial, often radical as they have charted their own course, often deliberately ignoring prevailing taste, fashion and ways of working.
This book offers a fresh take on the work of these architects, establishing new and often surprising historical connections and providing an intriguing narrative to the history of British architecture.
- Author: Owen Hopkins, Manager of the Architecture Programme, Royal Academy
- Paperback: 112 pages
- Date published: February 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1910350393
- Product Dimensions: 23 x 17.2 x 1.4 cm