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By Catherine Burke

This e-book 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 university constructions in postwar Britain. It explores the lifestyles and paintings of Mary Medd (ne Crowley) (1907-2005) who used to be along her husband associate, David Medd, the most very important modernist architects of the 20 th century. Mary Medd committed the most important a part of her profession to the layout of college structures and used to be pioneering during this recognize, drawing a lot notion from Scandinavian structure, arts and layout. greater than a biography, the e-book attracts realization 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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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.

At Bedales, there was a fundamental emphasis on the arts and crafts and some outdoor and farm work was encouraged. In this sense, Bedales provided continuity with Mary’s earlier experiences of schooling. She noted in her diary that when she first arrived at Bedales she felt immediately ‘at home’ with the teaching staff including Badley, Osbert Pearl (deputy headmaster) and Laurin Zilliacus (Science master) (1895–1959). Zilliacus was a charismatic Finn who was soon to take a leading role in the New Education Fellowship and who later formed a strong friendship and emotional bond with Mary.

London. British Periodicals Ltd. See also Friends Quarterly Examiner, featuring an article on ‘The Whole Child’ by Ralph H. Crowley, 1935. 30 BL Architects Lives interview tape 1, 1998. 31 Ibid. 32 Ibid. 33 See R. J. W. Selleck (1968) The New Education: The English. Background 1870–1914. Melbourne. Pitman; W. A. C. Stewart and W. P. McCann (1967) The Educational Innovators. Volume 1 1750–1880. London. Macmillan. Childhood and Education 1907–1927 29 34 Jessica Albery (1908–1990). Lynne Walker, Golden Age or False Dawn?

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