20th Century Architects: McMorran & Whitby

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Edward Denison
Published by
English Heritage
Publication Date
October 2009
160 pages, 130 illustrations
167 x 234 mm
Architectural History

McMorran & Whitby by Edward Denison is part of the English Heritage 20th Century Architects Series. Commissioned by English Heritage, RIBA Publishing and the Twentieth Century Society, this series aims to provide a full and engaging examination of some of Britain's most significant post-war architectural practices.

McMorran & Whitby are a secret presence in post-war British architecture. Led from the late 1950s by Donald McMorran and George Whitby, the practice represented an unbroken development from the monumental inter-war classicism represented by figures such as Charles Holden and Sir Edwin Lutyens. In seeking an alternative path for modern architecture, McMorran & Whitby produced durable buildings with a respect for context, but avoided any accusation of unimaginatively reproducing the past.

McMorran & Whitby by Edward Denison is the first major publication on McMorran & Whitby's work, with an inspiring combination of contemporary photography and previously unpublished archival material. It is an essential read for architects, students, and historians, not least because it uncovers and celebrates buildings outside the mainstream that we need to understand and cherish. 

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