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Hodgkinson and Martin inspired one another

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Patrick Hodgkinson has drawn my attention to an ambiguity in the obituary of Sir Leslie Martin which I wrote (AJ 3/10.8.00) It is, in a sense, true that, in the Brunswick Centre, Patrick 'realised a fragment' of Sir Leslie's Foundling Estate study. However, it is also true that the origins of the centre go back to Hodgkinson's AA student dissertation of 1953 and that he designed the Brunswick scheme between 1960 and 1969. A full account of its development can be found in the Architectural Review (October 1972).

'The Grid as Generator', the essay I described as Sir Leslie's greatest piece of writing, was written between 1966 and 1972 and, in so far as it outlines a possible geometric layout for built space, would appear to draw on the Brunswick proposals.

Peter Carolin, University of Cambridge, Department of Architecture

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