Robin Evans
The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1997, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
ISBN: 9781870890687

From the Publisher. The late Robin Evans (1944–93) was a highly original historian of architecture whose writings covered a wide range of concerns: society's role in the evolution and development of building types, aspects of geometry, modes of projection, military architecture, representation of all kinds. No matter what the topic, however, he always drew on firsthand experience, arriving at his insights from direct observation.

This book brings together eight of Evans's most significant essays. Written over a period of 20 years, from 1970, when he graduated from the Architectural Association, to 1990, they represent the diverse interests of an agile and skeptical mind. The book includes an introduction by Mohsen Mostafavi, a chronological account of the development of Evans's writing by Robin Middleton, and a bibliography by Richard Difford.

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David Adjaye

Robin Evans had the ability to offer rare insights into architectural history and theory that appeal to my interest in the wider social, cultural, and political discourse.

Mohsen Mostafavi

Evans had an amazing mind and saw architectural ideas like no other. His writing has a lightness of touch that invariably makes the past vital for the present. I am glad that I had the opportunity to initiate putting these essays together.

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