Featuring, Brutalism parts 1 & 2, The Joy of Essex, Surreal Film, Off Kilter, Meades on France, Victoria Died In 1901 and Is Still Alive Today & Magnetic North Here Lies Jonathan Meades
As part of Jonathan Meades’s essay on the city of Aberdeen, one of the Off-Kilter trilogy on Scotland, we looked at the influence Donald Trump was having on the coastal landscape north of Aberdeen and the SNP’s then-leader, Alex Salmond’s involvement in the development. Here’s a graphic by the always excellent Tony Bannister from the […]
Twitter Reaction To Benbuilding TX 3.01.17 – Jonathan Meades on Mussolini
Just a few of the comments on twitter on the repeat of Benbuilding – Mussolini:Monuments, Modernism and Marble. Love Joanathan Meades presenting @BBCFOUR facist architecture examined #benbuilding — Carole Bowe (@Cazlar123) January 3, 2017 Anyone else enjoying Jonathan Meakes on Mussolini, BBC4? The mans a treasure! #BenBuilding:Mussolini,MonumentsAndModernism — steve brindle (@AllooCharas) January 3, 2017 […]
On the 10th September there’s a screening of ‘The Joy of Essex’ as part of The Focal Gallery’s exhibition ‘Radical Essex’. Details are on their website – http://www.radicalessex.uk/event/the-joy-of-essex/ Jonathan Meades will be doing a Q&A based on the film which explored one of England’s least known, most misrepresented and beautiful of counties.
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/jun/01/the-dictator-who-failed-to-dictate-free-range-architecture-under-mussolini Piece by Oliver Wainwright of The Guradian. Always worth reading.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03m25rr This is an interview I gave to the BBC World Service following Sir George Martin’s death. It deals with how he and the Beatles changed the very nature of recording music – shaping everything that came after them.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/reviews/concrete-poetry-with-jonathan-meades-tv-review-9131973.html Review by Ellen E Jones of Part 1 – Concrete Poetry
Guardian Review Part 1 – Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/feb/17/blandings-bunkers-brutalism-bloodymindedness-tv-review Review by Sam Woolaston of Part 1 of Jonathan Meades’ paean to Concrete.
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/feb/13/jonathan-meades-brutalism-a-z Jonathan Meades runs down an A-Z of Brutalism to accompany the 2-part TV programme, ‘Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness – Concrete Poetry.’
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/concrete-buildings-brutalist-beauty-9057223.html Great piece about the re-evaluation of Brutalism. Check out the hilarious comments at the bottom. There’s nothing like praising Brutalism to get people angry – you wonder what sort of architecture these people really want. As Jonathan Meades says in ‘Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloody-mindedness’ on BBC 4 soon, ‘The most powerful legacy of […]