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School


reviewed by Mark Dudek - February 05, 2009

coverTitle: School
Author(s): Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor
Publisher: Reaktion Books, London
ISBN: 1861893027, Pages: 224, Year: 2008
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The book, School, by Burke and Grosvenor, explores how the architecture of a school impacts what takes place within its walls. The book is broken down into four “defining” periods: the late nineteenth century, the early to mid-twentieth century, the mid- to late twentieth century, and the 1990s to the present. Chapter 1, “Beacons of Civilisation,” takes its name from well known quotation spoken by the mythical detective Sherlock Holmes in The Naval Treaty: “Lighthouses my boy! Beacons of the future! Capsules with hundreds of bright little seeds in each, out of which will spring the wiser, better England of the future....” (p. 26). This encapsulates the idealism of those early schools, and the authors describe how that idealism plays out in the design of late nineteenth century schools. In addition to highlighting the idealism of these times, the reader is reminded of the deep pragmatism of the period, evinced... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 05, 2009
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15514, Date Accessed: 9/18/2020 11:37:27 PM

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  • Mark Dudek
    University of Sheffield
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    MARK DUDEK is an architect specializing in schools, (www.markdudek.com ), and a Research fellow at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, England.
 
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