A Life in Education and Architecture

Mary Beaumont Medd
by Catherine Burke
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Ashgate Studies in Architecture

Publication Date: March 16, 2016

ISBN: 9781317187684

Binding: Kobo eBook

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This book provides a detailed exploration of the relationships between individual architects, educators, artists and designers that laid the foundation and shaped the approach to designing new school buildings in post-war Britain. It explores the life and work of Mary Medd (née Crowley) (1907-2005) who was alongside her husband and professional partner, David Medd, one of the most important modernist architects of the 20th century. Mary Medd devoted the major part of her career to the design of school buildings and was pioneering in this respect, drawing much inspiration from Scandinavian architecture, arts and design. More than a biography, the book draws attention to the significance of relationships and networks of friendships built up over these years among individuals with a common view of the child in educational settings.