This lecture focuses on the work of two architects, Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Beverly Drew, who worked extensively in the UK, India and Africa throughout the mid-20thC. Their pioneering work attempted to develop a ‘modernism’ for the ‘tropics’, and one an architecture that responded to social, political and aesthetic concerns. Jackson delivers a critical analysis of Fry and Drew’s body of work in West Africa and situates this within the broader themes of their engagement with tropical architecture.
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