Stanley Mathews, instructor in art, has just returned from the annual conference of the British Association of Art Historians, held in Liverpool, England. At the conference, Mathews chaired a session titled “Architecture, Society and the Avant-Garde in Post-war Britain,” which dealt with the resonance between architecture and English culture in the 1950s and 60s.
“To me, there is a clear and compelling relationship between architecture and culture in those years,” Mathews noted. “The strange thing is that the British scholars fail to notice it. It's as if they can't see the forest for the trees. But, I think that my session helped them to realize the relation between social changes and new directions in architecture.”