Richard England

Richard England

by Edwin Heathcote, Richard England
     
 

The architecture of Richard England occupies a particular niche in the broader history of Mediterranean Modernism. His work blends traditional Maltese typologies with the memories of centuries of architecture from the vernacular through to the classical, and into the strange, dream-like, painterly and literary worlds of De Chirico and Calvino. England's influences

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The architecture of Richard England occupies a particular niche in the broader history of Mediterranean Modernism. His work blends traditional Maltese typologies with the memories of centuries of architecture from the vernacular through to the classical, and into the strange, dream-like, painterly and literary worlds of De Chirico and Calvino. England's influences range through music, art and literature: all the arts feed into a body of work which embraces drawing, sculpture and poetry as well as architecture and design.
England's architectural works include the church at Manikata, which was a pioneering building in the reassessment of Modernist ideas, in the relationship of architecture to liturgy and in the embracing of local archetypes into a sculptural modern architecture. Following the international acclaim given to Manikata, England became the most influential architect on the island, completing dozens of hotels, shops and private houses. His recent work has seen his office playing a pivotal role in the transformation of Malta's capital city, Valletta, through a series of major interventions into the historic fabric including a new national bank, the St James Centre for Creativity and the master plan for the entrance to the city.
This is the first major monograph to embrace all England's interventions into the fabric of Valletta and covers the whole of his remarkably prolific career into the beginning of the twenty-first century.

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“…an ideal companion for those interested in architecture, and provides a fascinating insight into the man, Richard England…” (Building Engineer, May 2004)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470843215
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/18/2002
Series:
Architectural Monographs (Paper) Series, #11
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.88(w) x 12.11(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

EDWIN HEATHCOTE is an architect and writer living and working in London. He writes on architecture for the Financial Times as well as other specialist architectural and design journals, and is the author of a number of books including Budapest: A guide to twentieth-century architecture (1998) and Theatre London (2001) for Ellipsis and Church Builders (1997), Monument Builders (1998), Bank Builders (2000) and Cinema Builders (2001) for John Wiley & Sons. He is also a founder and director of design company izé.

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