Monday, 27 October 2008

My favourite writer (architect) passes away

The first architecture book to buy upon my England arrival was 'The Architect's Pocket Book', 2nd edn. for £16.00, five years ago.

Two days ago I saw the 3rd edition of the same book.

When I picked up the book just to see the preface, I was suprised read that it was in the memory of its author, Charlotte Baden-Powell! This was a suprise to me because previously I had not even received or heard news about her death (she died in November 2006, aged 70 and it will be exactly 2 years next month since she passed away peacefully at her home).

Her books are a good guidance for student architects, professionals who are beginning their careers and for everyone involved or with interest in architecture or in the building construction industry in general.

Also I like her philosophy that the book should be kept small in size, easy to carry (or read in the studio or on site).



Died in 2006

BADEN-POWELL Charlotte Architect, died peacefully at home, on November 21, 2006, aged 70. Funeral Service to be held at Haycombe Crematorium, Whiteway Road, Bath, on Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at 3.00pm. No flowers, donations if wished to Dorothy House Hospice, c/o E. Hooper and Son, 13 St. James Parade, Bath, BA1 1UL.

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BOOKS BY Charlotte Baden-Powell:

1. Architect's Pocket Book
by Charlotte Baden-Powell, Jonathan Hetreed, Ann Ross - Architecture - 2008 - 356 pages

(This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on site or in the studio).

2. The Matabele Campaign: Being a Narrative of the Campaign in Suppressing the ...
by Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell Baden-Powell of Gilwell, R. S. S. Baden-Powell, Charlotte Baden-Powell - Zimbabwe - 1901 - 500 pages
"Fourth edition."

3. Fireplace Design and Construction: Design and Construction
by Charlotte Baden-Powell - Technology & Engineering - 1984 - 168 pages

4. Architect's Pocket Book of Kitchen Design
by Charlotte Baden-Powell - Architecture - 2005 - 224 pages

(As with the best-selling 'Architects Pocket Book' this title includes everyday information which the architect/designer normally has to find from a wide...)

5. Džepni vodič za arhitekte
by Charlotte Baden-Powell, Vesna Kosorić - 2006

6. Architect's Bundle
by Charlotte Baden-Powell, David Adler - Architecture - 2006

(Offers resources on architecture, including "Architect's Pocket Book" and
"Metric Handbook").

(source: google website)