British-born architectural historian and critic, educator, and editor, 1922-1988. The collection contains draft manuscripts,
printed material and research notes for eight of Banham's published books, for unpublished projects, and many articles and
reviews related to the history of architecture and design. Included are the notes and manuscripts for his public lectures
and his teaching. Other files document his participation on design juries and his consultation work.
Reyner Banham (1922-1988) was a British-born architectural historian, critic, and educator. He taught at the University of
London, SUNY Buffalo, New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. His writings
and lectures influenced a generation of architects and historians of modern architecture. Banham's writings include reviews,
journalistic and scholarly essays, and monographs. Of his many monographs, perhaps the best known are:
Theory and design in the first machine age (1960),
Los Angeles: the architecture of four ecologies (1971),
Architecture of the well-tempered environment (1984), and
Concrete Atlantis (1986). After his death, Mary Banham edited
A critic writes, a compilation of Banham's essays (1996).
20.7 linear feet
(29 boxes, 5 flatfiles)
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