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Wells Coates by Elizabeth Darling, RIBA Publishing 2012

“Wells Coates” is a fascinating new book on the architect of Embassy Court. Painstakingly researched, wonderfully illustrated and immensely readable, this book takes us from Coates’ youth in Japan, to his last great building at the Festival of Britain, and beyond. It is both a portrait of the man and a...

Bibliography of Wells Coates and Embassy Court now available on line

My bibliography of Wells Coates and Embassy Court for general readers, students and researchers. Available at http://www.embassycourt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Bibliography-Wells-Coates-and-Embassy-Court.pdf PDF file, 30...

1947 Newsreel featuring Embassy Court

Recently published by British Pathe, this short newsreel of Brighton starts with views of Embassy Court in 1947 and contains a shot of the sea front filmed from our roof-terrace. At...

Wells Coates in the “Wingsail” catamaran

This short news item from 1948 features Wells Coates and the co-designer of the Wingsail catamaran Leslie Appleton. Recently published by British Pathe News see http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=46701

Doctorate Thesis on Wells Coates and the Modern Movement in England

Farouk Elgohary’s 1966 doctorate thesis “Wells Coates and his Position in the Modern Movement in England” is available free as a PDF from the University College London Online Resources Site at http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1317970/ The thesis contains previously unavailable pictures of Wells...

Video – Embassy Court, Wells Coates and Modernism

Embassy Court is an exceptionally important example of the Modernist architectural style of the early 1930’s. Click here to watch a video by Elaine Harwood about the architectural significance of the three Modernist apartment blocks designed by Wells Coates in the...

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