Issue : 30 March 2006
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In 1933, Wells Coates told the Listener: 'We cannot burden ourselves with permanent, tangible possessions as well as our real, new possessions of freedom, travel, new experience - in short, what we call life.' The tiny fly in the ointment is that 'what we call life', by Coates' definition, is wholly dependent on what we call wealth. Isokon, the 'ideal' housing development which Coates helped to create (see pages 25-37), was designed to serve a life if not of af'uence then at least of ...
Catherine Croft, who writes about the Isokon flats in this week's Building Study on pages 25-37, is the director of the Twentieth Century Society
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