Geraint Franklin

Sweet geometry: Edward Reynolds at the AA, 1956-8

Series: AA Collections Talks
Date: Tuesday 2 May 2017
Time: 18:30
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 61 mins

A student at the Architectural Association from 1956-8, Edward Reynolds (1926-59) produced work of startling originality, including faceted and curvilinear geometries, zoomorphic forms and complex circulation systems. This talk sets Reynolds within the context of architectural discourse in 1950s London, exploring his connections with other students and his tutors Bill Howell, John Killick, James Gowan and others.

Geraint Franklin is an architectural historian specialising in British architecture since 1945. His book Howell Killick Partridge & Amis will be published by Historic England in June 2017.

Image caption: 'Concert Hall, Trafalgar Square; Edward Reynolds, Paul Drake, Alan Lee, 1958, 4th year (tutor: John Killick)'.

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