It wasn't an enraged client who called the architect wrong - it was the architect talking about himself. And what's more it was the most influential architect of the 20th century - Le Corbusier - the subject of last Sunday's Omnibus. Le Corbusier built nothing in Great Britain but he deeply influenced three generations of architects, both in the way they designed and in how they saw their role in society.
In tonight's programme we look at modern architects and architecture and how it began here. In the studio Jim Douglas Henry explores a new approach to the vexing problem of the relationship between the architects and the people who have to live in what they create. As one young architect puts it: 'What our generation of architects wants is to get away from the aesthetic viewpoint, away from the "great" architect, towards a future in which architects help other people to create their environment for themselves.' A full size mock-up of one design showing how architects can help people build for themselves will be demonstrated in the studio and discussed by architects and their clients.
by Evelyn Waugh
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