Wells Coates : Architect and Designer

CONTENTS

1: JAPAN

Japanese House   Wells with Corb

2: IDEALS

3: MARION

Marian and Laura  Laura

4: LAURA

5: SUCCESS

AD65  Lawn Road Flats

6: LAWN ROAD FLATS

7: INVENTIONS

Catamaran Model  Friendships

8: FRIENDSHIPS

 

The Times Literary Supplement writes of the book:
'Laura Cohn...has made an excellent selection of episodes, letters and architectural details to illustrate the various facets of a convoluted and contradictory career. Her book is a piece of literary engineering which has the virtues of her father's best buildings - good materials put together with economy, elegance, sensitivity and telling detail used to maximum effect.'

The Architectural Review:
'This portrait...is truthful without being prying and affectionate without showing the slightest hint of adulation...The most substantial chapter is rightly devoted to the most significant of Coates's buildings, the Lawn Road Flats...Their conception and construction makes a fascinating story.'

See also Further Data, a final section