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The man with the midas touch?,
By A Customer
This review is from: Ernö Goldfinger: The Life of an Architect (Hardcover)Nigel Warburton has scoured the archives to bring together this fascinating story of the life and work of Erno Goldfinger.
You may have heard of this architect but did you know that he actually tried to sue Ian Fleming's publishers over the use of his name in the novel? That as well as designing Trellick Tower, Balfron Tower and Alexander Fleming House, he also designed furniture and family homes?
In this book you will find out about the architect's ideas and the philosophy that drove his designs. About his temper, which meant it was unusual for staff to remain employed for a year in his office. And about his interesting connections, whose friendship lead to him doing such things as acting as technical advisor to a group of Surrealists designing camouflage during the war and organising art exhibitions to raise money for Communist Russia.
With plenty of photos and anecdotes this book is not only informative, but also a good read.