issue 30/ Infrastructure / spring 2019
Infrastructure is where the fields of landscape, architecture and engineering meet one another, often in support of ambitious projects realised through collective means. In the post-war period large-scale government schemes were narrated as feats of engineering and focussed on ideas of taming nature or overcoming great obstacles in the drive for progress.
RE-TRIANGULATION (1935-62) : Philip Etchells
A LANDSCAPE FOR LIVING : Linda Ross
A NETWORK OF TRANSMITTER TOWERS : Elain Harwood
M62 : Kevin Crooks
POWER BOX : Mike Dring
THE CASE OF THE CEGB : Laura Coucill
THE POWER OF PROAZA : William Parnell
WILD LANDSCAPE : Luca Csepely-Knorr
THE SPACE BENEATH : Ray Newman
BRIDGE OF SPIES : Sarah Feeney
INDIAN DAMS : Awni Patni
(Published early April 2019)
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In April 2019 we were very sorry to hear that the company that prints our magazine and the vast majority of our publications, Evolution Print in Sheffield, had gone into administration.
This was devastating news for us both on a professional and personal level. We have used Evolution since we started and we considered them an integral part of what we do. They had always supported and understood what we were trying to do and always produced exemplary work for us. Evolution were our friends.
We are therefore very sad, on many levels, that they have had to make this difficult decision. On a personal level we are saddened that many skilled and passionate people have lost their jobs and our thoughts go out to those people. On a professional level we have lost an excellent printer, who we have built an excellent relationship with over the years and one that will find difficult to replace.
On a practical level the current issue of The Modernist - 30 INFRASTRUCTURE was in production when Evolution went into administration. This means that it is currently unfinished and we are busily looking for a way of getting it out and as such this issue is behind schedule and delayed. I ask all subscribers to be patient and we hope to get it you as soon as possible. I’m sure you understand and thank you for your patience.
We just want to finally say thank you to Evolution for everything they have done for us, we wouldn’t be where we are today without them, and send our sincere best wishes to all those involved in the company and who are affected by this sad news.
Eddy and Jack