The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, January 21, 2018


Celebrated Modernist architect Neave Brown dies at age 88
Neave Brown Royal Gold Medal © Morley von Sternberg.


LONDON.- The Royal Institute of British Architects has reacted to the death of Neave Brown, the celebrated Modernist architect. RIBA President Ben Derbyshire presented Neave Brown with the 2018 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, on behalf of HRH The Queen, in October 2017.

Brown was perhaps best known for his visionary Alexandra Road estate built by London's Camden Council in the 1970s. He believed every home should have its own front door opening directly on to the routes and streets that make up a city, as well as its own private external space, open to the sky in the form of a roof garden or terrace; each of these qualities was incorporated at Alexandra Road.

Speaking today RIBA President Ben Derbyshire said: “The architecture community has lost a giant. Neave was a pioneer: he showed us how intellectual rigour, sensitive urbanism, his supreme design skill and determination could deliver well-being to the local community he served so well in Camden. His ideas, for low-rise high-density housing with private outside space for all residents, still stand as a radical antidote to much of the unthinking, not to say degrading, housing product of the era.

"Neave's contribution to architecture will not be forgotten. His vision and ideals live on in the generations of architects, whom he has inspired. All his UK projects are listed. That they are loved by their communities is clear – the residents of Alexandra Road nominated him for the 2018 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. His investiture, brought forward to last October, could not have been a warmer and more emotional celebration in recognition of his influential life and work. I feel honoured to have played my small part in this and my thoughts are with Neave’s wife Janet, his family and friends.”





Today's News

January 12, 2018

Japanese tycoon Yusaku Maezawa loans Basquiat masterpiece to Brooklyn Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum extends $10 million art theft reward

Playwright Arthur Miller's archive comes to Harry Ransom Center

Albert Einstein archives go on display in Taiwan

Israel honours its fallen with understated architectural gem

Sotheby's Paris to offer drawings from the Christian and Adrien Collection

Celebrated Modernist architect Neave Brown dies at age 88

Kim Dingle's fifth solo exhibition at Sperone Westwater opens in New York

Steven Kasher Gallery opens first ever solo exhibition of founding Kamoinge Workshop member Shawn Walker

Exhibition at Nahmad Contemporary surveys Hans Hartung's prolific career

How a Commanding Officer found his place as a contemporary artist

Heidi Davis-Soylu named new Director of Education at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

RM Sotheby's adds 1953 Ferrari 166 MM Spider to Paris sale

Nailya Alexander Gallery exhibits works by master of Russian Avant-Garde photography Boris Ignatovich

Elvis fans all shook up on Australia party train to annual fest

Gallery Wendi Norris opens exhibition of works by María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Exhibition at Nohra Haime Gallery brings together works by Julie Hedrick and Anna Paola Protasio

'Jazz Messengers' signed photo sells for $20,000 at auction

Freeman's presents The Collector's Sale, aimed primarily at emerging, young collectors

Block board of advisors donates $1M to set up endowment

Mead Art Museum receives $3 million gift from John and Sue Wieland

Extensive two-part series will include 30 classic films from Republic Pictures, curated by Martin Scorsese

Sworders prepare for the most eye-popping auction of the year as they launch Out of the Ordinary

VCU Institute for Contemporary Art Director steps down

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- National Air and Space Museum releases "VR Hangar" app

2.- Inrap discovers a mikveh in the medieval Jewish quarter of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

3.- Wellcome Collection acquires 17th century portrait of internationally renowned and hirsute Barbara van Beck

4.- The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation names Ghislain d'Humieres to oversee its core operations

5.- LACMA exhibits for the first time two photographic series by Richard Prince

6.- Jade and gold burial suit, finest to survive ancient China, featured in Nelson-Atkins exhibition

7.- Peru recovers 79 pre-Hispanic textiles from the Museum of Gothenburg in Sweden

8.- Vincent van Gogh's 'Watermill at Kollen' on display at Het Noordbrabants Museum

9.- Saint Louis Art Museum will acquire 'Portrait of Charlotte Cram' by John Singer Sargent

10.- British Museum opens the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful