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Nigel Warburton takes care to develop a thorough character portrait "I am a good architect

Nigel Warburton takes care to develop a thorough character portrait. Goldfinger may have been highly charismatic and deadly serious about architecture, but on the evidence in this book, the charisma was of a predictable, narrow-band variety. So too, in a way, was the architecture. I am a good architect. Warburton has done a fair job with a furiously didactic obsessive whose contribution will probably remain semi-opaque, despite the 500 boxes of jottings and letters he left to the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Nigel Warburton (/ˈwɔːrbərtən/; born 1962) is a British philosopher. He is best known as a populariser of philosophy, having written a number of books in the genre, but he has also written academic works in aesthetics and applied ethics

Nigel Warburton (/ˈwɔːrbərtən/; born 1962) is a British philosopher. He is best known as a populariser of philosophy, having written a number of books in the genre, but he has also written academic works in aesthetics and applied ethics. Warburton received a BA from the University of Bristol and a PhD from Darwin College, Cambridge, and was a lecturer at the University of Nottingham before joining the Department of Philosophy at the Open University in 1994.

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Ernö Goldfinger: The Life of an Architect by Nigel Warburton (2003). The looming figure of Ernö Goldfinger deserved a hard-hitting biography, and Warburton provides just that. Goldfinger is best known for Balfron and Trellick Towers, and for getting up the nose of the equally unpleasant Ian Fleming. This book records the development of an amazing architectural vision, but is full of uncomfortable truths about the man – random sackings, bullying and the pawing of women.

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oceedings{Warburton2004ErnoG, title {Ernö Goldfinger - The Life of an Architect}, author {Nigel Warburton}, year {2004} }. Nigel Warburton. The first biography of the Hungarian architect Erno Goldfinger, famous for his commitment to rational design as well as for lending his name to James' Bond's enemy. Goldfinger was one of the most important figures in post-war modern architect in Britain. This biography sheds light on the social and artistic interconnections that underpinned the modern movement and on the controversies that surrounded high-rise building in Britain

The first biography of the Hungarian architect Erno Goldfinger, famous for his commitment to rational design as well as for lending his name to James' Bond's enemy.

The first biography of the Hungarian architect Erno Goldfinger, famous for his commitment to rational design as well as for lending his name to James' Bond's enemy. This biography sheds light on the social and artistic interconnections that underpinned the modern movement and on the controversies that surrounded high-rise building in Britain.

Ernö Goldfinger: The Life of an Architect by Nigel Warburton Routledge, 197 pp. .And here came out this absolutely staggering book, unreadable, but fabulous: Vers une architecture

Ernö Goldfinger: The Life of an Architect by Nigel Warburton Routledge, 197 pp, £3. 0, November 2003, ISBN 0 415 25853 7. Architects don’t come much angrier than Ernö Goldfinger. Nigel Warburton is not an architectural historian but a philosopher of aesthetics, who became intrigued by his subject after living in two very different Goldfinger buildings of the 1960s, the 27-storey Balfron Tower in the East End and the Motz House in Oxford. And here came out this absolutely staggering book, unreadable, but fabulous: Vers une architecture. So all these things we were doing wasn’t really architecture.

As Warburton's book shows, however, Goldfinger was also famous simply for being Goldfinger. Having the support of his wife Ursula, a member of the Crosse & Blackwell food dynasty, Goldfinger had less need than many architects to toady for commissions. And he took full advantage of his financial security by marching prospective clients out of his office by the scruff of their necks when they appeared not to appreciate his genius as fully as he did himself.

In writing this important new book, Nigel Warburton researched the extensive archive of Goldfinger's writing, office papers, models and drawings held in the RIBA Collection and also interviewed people who knew and worked with him. An intolerant and fiery man, Goldfinger gained the respect and grudging admiration of his peers and employees, and while his buildings have provoked controversy they are nonetheless powerful, expressive and individual. This book considers the man and his life as the motivation for his works, weaving anecdotes and first-hand materials into an insightful and extensive account that entertains and challenges readers as it informs.


Ernö Goldfinger: The Life of an Architect download epub
Engineering
Author: Nigel Warburton
ISBN: 0415258537
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 16, 2003)
Pages: 216 pages