Modernist Estates The buildings and the people who live in them

Modernist Estates by Stefi Orazi

The buildings and the people who live in them

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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780711236752
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Modernist Estates takes an inside look at remarkable and sometimes controversial estates in Britain and examines the impact they have on their communities.  Featuring twenty-one modernist homes and their residents, it presents an overview of the buildings and architects, considers the historical and political context, and explores what it’ s like to live on a modernist estate today. Through interviews and photography, this unique book offers a rare insight into the lives of significant buildings including the Barbican, the Isokon, Balfron Tower and Park Hill.

STEFI ORAZI is a designer and author of the popular blog Modernist Estates. She is based in London.

Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780711236752
Illustrations: 120 colour and b-w images
Size: 7.874 in x 10.039 in / 200 mm x 255 mm
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Isokon Building, Belsize Park, London

Pullman Court, Streatham, London

Golden Lane Estate, City of London

Keeling House, Bethnal Green, London

The Hall, Blackheath

Dulwich Park Estate, Sydenham Hill

Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex

Park Hill, Sheffield

Sivill House, Bethnal Green, London

Draper House, Elephant and Castle, London

Perronet House, Elephant and Castle, London

Barbican, City of London

Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London

Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Christchurch Estate, Victoria Park, London

Dunboyne Road Estate, Gospel Oak, London

Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate, Swiss Cottage, London

Whittington Estate, Dartmouth Park, London

Greenwich Millenium Village, London

Balfron Tower, Poplar, London

'Modernist Estates – with its yellow cloth quarter binding and grey card covers – will sit beautifully  on any  mid-century bookshelf or coffee table. Filled with fascinating architectural history, interesting people, and a good snoop around some gorgeous interiors, it’s hard to see what’s not to love.'

'attractive design and high quality production match its subject-matter and its photography is first-rate. ... for those with an interest in modernist housing and the contemporary life-styles which go with it, I’m happy to recommend it.'

'Modernist Estates – with its yellow cloth quarter binding and grey card covers – will sit beautifully  on any  mid-century bookshelf or coffee table. Filled with fascinating architectural history, interesting people, and a good snoop around some gorgeous interiors, it’ s hard to see what’ s not to love.'

'attractive design and high quality production match its subject-matter and its photography is first-rate.  ...  for those with an interest in modernist housing and the contemporary life-styles which go with it, I’ m happy to recommend it.'

"Highly commended 'Best Design Book' - Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards"
January 30, 2017
Three Quarto titles have had success at The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards 2016 – a new scheme which was introduced earlier this year by Homemaker Magazine. The Shopkeeper’s Home by Caroline Rowland from Jacqui Small was crowned Winner of the The Best Interiors Book. Another two Quarto books were highly recommended from the judges; in The Best Design Book category– Modernist Estates by Stefi Orazi from Frances Lincoln and in the The Best Wildcard Book category – Decorate for a Party by Holly Becker & Leslie Shewring, Jacqui Small. Read More.
September 8, 2016
Four titles from Jacqui Small and four titles from Frances Lincoln have been shortlisted for the newly created Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards, which will honour a variety of wonderful books that have been adored by the creative nation in the past 12 months. Read More.