The Time of My Life
In Architecture

£24.95 | $39.95
26 x 23 cm | 10 x 9 in
40 ills | 160 pages
Hardback
ISBN 9781908967817

Author Robert Maxwell
Contributors Kenneth Frampton, Adrian Forty, Marina Lathouri, Anthony Vidler, et al

The Time of my Life: In Architecture, by Robert Maxwell, Emeritus Professor, and formerly Dean of Architecture at Princeton, is a personal autobiographical journey through the post-war architecture world by one of its key protagonists. The book presents a rich mixture of fascinating insight, diaristic observation, opinion, gossip, anecdote and detail on the culture and projects of one of the most dynamic periods of architecture and the people who were making it from Peter Eisenman to Denise Scott Brown to Daniel Libeskind, and includes a fascinating series of snapshots such as dinner with the French philosopher Jacques Derrida and a meeting with Fidel Castro in Cuba in 1962.

The Time of My Life: In Architecture is illustrated throughout by Maxwell’s personal recollections and many previously unpublished drawings and sketches for projects such as the Royal Festival Hall in London.

As well as an introduction written by Kenneth Frampton, a lifelong friend, the book is interspersed with contributions from Adrian Forty, Edward Jones, Marina Lathouri, Anthony Vidler and Brendan Woods, among others.

Robert Maxwell, who studied architecture at Liverpool University with James Stirling and Colin Rowe, has combined a life of practice with teaching. While a partner in Douglas Stephen and Partners, he became Professor of Architecture at the Bartlett, then Dean of Architecture at Princeton University, before setting up and running the practice Maxwell Scott Architects in London with Celia Scott between 1993 and 2008.