Eveline Lowe Primary School, London
1966, Building Bulletin No 36
First edition, paperback. 29.5 × 21 cm, 93pp.
This is the government's Buiding Bulleting No 36, and describes an investigation into the design of a primary school in south London by the Dept of Education and Science and the Inner London Education Authority. It goes into detail about the organization of the school, the design of the buildings and furniture, and an analysis of the costs. This illustrated book explores site, classrooms, classrooms, storage, height of shelves, play areas, environmental appraisal etc etc.
The school was built in 1967 and was first of the new open-plan schools in Britain, and so holds a unique place in British educational history.
This copy is in good plus condition, with some tanning and finger marking to the covers. Although unsigned, this copy comes from the library of John Kay, and architect with the Ministry of Education from the 1950s, and who became the chief architect to the Department of Education and Science in the 1980s.Sold