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By Catherine Burke

This publication offers a close exploration of the relationships among person architects, educators, artists and architects that laid the basis and formed the method of designing new college constructions in postwar Britain. It explores the existence and paintings of Mary Medd (ne Crowley) (1907-2005) who was once along her husband companion, David Medd, probably the most very important modernist architects of the 20 th century. Mary Medd committed the key a part of her profession to the layout of faculty structures and was once pioneering during this appreciate, drawing a lot notion from Scandinavian structure, arts and layout. greater than a biography, the ebook attracts cognizance to the importance of relationships and networks of friendships equipped up over those years between people with a typical view of the kid in academic settings.

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The final chapter of the book seeks to explore the legacy that educators and architects can draw from today. In the twenty-first century, when planned renewal of school building stock is high on government agendas across the world, this life that brought together education and architecture so successfully is highly relevant. The examples discussed will consider the legacy that connects Mary Crowley’s life with contemporary concerns of educators and architects who are challenged with the responsibility of designing schools for a rapidly changing world.

25 ‘The School System of Gary Indiana’. Reports by Dr R. H. Crowley and Miss Hilda Wilson, Board of Education (1914) p. 207. 26 Board of Education School Hygiene and Medical Inspection in US and Canada. Report by Ralph Crowley, London, April 1914. 27 See below, pp. 34; 38–9; 66. 28 R. H. Crowley ‘Child Guidance Clinics. ’ published for the Child Guidance Council by the School Government Chronicle, Child Guidance Clinics, LSE Archives, R/C57 1927. p. 8. 29 An address to the Friends Guild of Teachers, Letchworth, 2 January 1935.

The examples discussed will consider the legacy that connects Mary Crowley’s life with contemporary concerns of educators and architects who are challenged with the responsibility of designing schools for a rapidly changing world. Of course there are many more avenues that this account could have taken. The many years of dedicated consultancy work across the world in Mary’s later years have not been covered in any detail but there is a summary of the substantial contribution Mary made across the world during these years.

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