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15 April 2021

In Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties Rachel Cooke chooses Alison Smithson as one of her ten (fascinating) women and goodness she was indeed extraordinary. In the book there is a 1964 photograph of her sitting outside the Solar Pavilion which she and Peter built at Tisbury, an hour from Bath. So while he was spending Saturdays walking the crescents and terraces of Bath she was here. And of course the synergy between the Solar Pavilion and Bath architecture is self evident.

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