A Place for All People
by Richard Rogers and Richard Brown
Reviewed by Lettie McKie
Available from John Sandoe Books
There are some architects whose reputation proceeds them. And then there is Richard Rogers, the original starchitect.
From the first moment of this excellent co-authored autobiography the reader is plunged into Rogers’ technicolour world of optimistic, egalitarian, wildly experimental and unapologetically modern architecture. It is impossible not to emerge starry-eyed and breathless.
He and Richard Brown tell the Rogers’ story in a fun, accessible style that mixes personal anecdote, potted history of 20th Century architecture, highlights from his career and political commentary. It is readable and enjoyable even for those who aren’t normally interested in architecture.