Historical information

Boyd quickly surveys the first generation of modern architecture. The talk then concentrates on where modern architecture turned next: "the search for new richness on the surface and a search for new excitement in form". Boyd focuses on the second generation of modern architects: Edward Stone (surface search) and Eero Saarinen (excitiement search). Several of their influential buildings are critiqued by Boyd.

This document includes the whole of the typed manuscript titled "The Crisis in Architecture" (item D522, with edits), and includes two handwritten pages at the start and ends with a handwritten statement about "architectural poetry".


The text and annotations indicate this was a lecture with slides.

Physical description

Typewritten and handwritten sections, an amalgamation of documents, quarto, 18 pages

Inscriptions & markings

Underlinings, pencil additions, indications for slides