23 04, 09 Topic: Ryder & Yates
The long awaited Ryder and Yates book was finally launched at the RIBA HQ in London last night. A second launch tonight at the newly renovated Tyneside Cinema in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne was enjoyed by perhaps 150 people.
The first ever comprehensive account of the outstanding work of Ryder and Yates has been chronicled in this new book by Tyneside architect Rutter Carroll. Formed by Gordon Ryder and Peter Yates and heavily influenced by Le Corbusier and Berthold Lubetkin, the practice dominated the development of modern architecture in the North East of England from the early 1950s, where their visually astounding modernism put them in stark contrast to their contemporaries.
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