Saturday, 21 February 2009

Goldfinger, Goldfinger...

Thanks to Nicole, in the comments, here we have the true Goldfinger (1902-1987), the Modernist architect, the handsome Hungarian hurricane. First in his youth...

... then in imperious old age in front of one his creations, Trellick Tower in North Kensington

LRB article (grace of Nicole) here. As its author, Gillian Darley, says: "...more of a St James’s Marxist than a Hampstead socialist..."

Regarding the Trellick Tower estate, bd, the architects' website remarks that: "During the 1980s, Trellick became the subject of lurid tabloid tales of social dysfunction, but its apartments are now popular among design-conscious young urbanites."

The photograph is from the 1980s

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