Reyner Banham

Why Reyner Banham Was Right

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 29.10.2012 | Home
Rosy Greenlees

The brilliant scholar and critic Reyner Banham was best known for his treatises on architecture, where he would compare ice cream vans with mediaeval cathedrals and explain the importance of bike sheds. However, he was originally trained as an aero engineer and it was this background of actually making stuff that he drew on when in 1973 he delivered a lecture entitled Sparks from a Plastic Anvil: The Craftsman in Technology.