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A great man

The death of Sir Denys Lasdun was a gloomy start to 2001. He was the last real link to the pre-war world of British Modernism, representing the home-grown rather than emigre variety. And like other designers of that generation, he could move effortlessly between social and more commercial projects. In many ways, the only difference between his formerly castigated, but now admired, housing at Bethnal Green and the block next to Green Park is the location. Considerable architectural thought ...

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