Ref NoDCS/2/4/4
TitleMARS Group (part 2)
Admin/Biog HistoryThe MARS Group (Modern Architectural Research Group) was founded in 1933 by a group of architects and critics including Wells Coates, E. Maxwell Fry, P. Morton Shand, H. de Cronin Hastings and John Gloag. The group was also joined by Amyas Connell, Basil Ward and Colin Lucas along with others including F. Skinner, Godfrey Samuel, Berthold Lubetkin, John Betjeman, F.R.S. Yorke, Cyril Sweet and Geoffrey Boumphrey. The group was formed to be a think tank for British modernisn and MARS produced plans and exhibitions until it disbanded in 1957.
DescriptionContains research material relating to MARS Group and the building projects of members including:

-Bibliography relating to British architecture in the 1930s-1950s and MARS Group
-List of members of MARS Group and details of buildings designed by each member
-List of photographs required from the MARS exhibition in 1938 for (the publication) 'New Architecture'
-Letter from J.P. Foster, Marshall Sisson Architect, to Sharp, dated Dec 1978, relating to research on houses designed by the architect, Marshall Sisson, in the 1930s
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