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ERIC Number: EJ905970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Danish and British Architects at Work: A Micro-Study of Architectural Encounters after the Second World War
de Coninck-Smith, Ning
History of Education, v39 n6 p713-730 Nov 2010
Invoking a statement by the cultural geographer David Livingstone--that location is essential to knowing--this paper focuses on Danish school architecture during the 1950s and 1960s and the interplay between local geography and developments and discussions on the national and international scene. Through exhibitions and study tours and international encounters, certain school buildings became icons as places to visit and as spaces to cite and copy, and specific ways of thinking about the "child-centred school" became institutionalised. In particular, British experiences and contacts with the couple Mary Crowley and David Medd became of importance to the Danes. This was no coincidence and the paper demonstrates that transnational architectural relations were closely linked to a cultural re-mapping in the aftermath of the Second World War. (Contains 5 figures and 42 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark; United Kingdom