Wright, H. Myles & Gardner-Medwin, R.
The design of nursery and elementary schools.
London, The Architectural Press 1938.
Price: £45 [convert currency]
Folio. 120pp, many photo ills and plans. Publisher’s cloth.
By 1938 it was recognised in Britain that “the light, loosely grouped flexible building” as exemplified by Gropius and Fry’s Impington Village College was more suitable as a model for future school architecture than “the compact, solidly built, monumental school” of the past. The present well-illustrated book, written by two young British architects, sets out with admirable clarity the design requirements for different types of school and the solutions to them offered by modernist architects of the period, both in Britain and on the European continent.