12 Views of Kensal House (1984)

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The biography of Kensal House, situated in the west of London, which was opened in 1936 by the Gas Light and Coke Company as a model estate and which incorporated contemporary ideas about mass housing, echoing the work of Le Corbusier and the Bauhaus in Europe. Sets out to examine both the ideas that helped bring Kensal House into existence and the changes it has seen in its lifetime. Contributors include the estate's architect, Maxwell Fry and Stephen Bayley of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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