Brett, Lionel (Gordon Baliol)
BRETT, Lionel (Gordon Baliol)
BRETT, Lionel (Gordon Baliol). (Viscount Esher). British, b. 1913. Genres: Poetry, Architecture, History, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Architect and city planner in private practice; Hatfield New Town, Hatfield, England, architect and planner, 1949-59; President, RIBA, 1965-67; Rector and Vice-provost of Royal College of Art, 1971-78; writer, 1978-. City planning projects include work for the British cities of York, Portsmouth, and Southampton, as well as Glasgow, Scotland, Santiago, Chile, and Caracas, Venezuela. Lecturer in the United States, India, Australia, Latin America, and Canada. Member of Royal Fine Art Commission, 1951-69, and Arts Council of Great Britain, 1972-77; member of advisory council of Victoria and Albert Museum, 1967-72, board of governors of Museum of London, 1970-77, and board of trustees of Soane Museum, 1976-; member of Environment Panel of British Railways, 1977-; member of Advisory Board for Redundant Churches (chairman of board, 1977-83). Publications: Houses, 1947; The World of Architecture, 1963; Landscape in Distress, 1965; York: A Study in Conservation, 1969; Parameters and Images, 1970, in US as Architecture in a Crowded World, 1970; (with E. Beazley) The Shell Guide to North Wales, 1971; A Broken Wave: The Rebuilding of England, 1940-1980, 1981; The Continuing Heritage, 1982; Our Selves Unknown: An Autobiography, 1985; The Glory of the English House, 1991; Poems, 1950-2000, 2000. Address: Snowball Hill, Russell's Water, Henley on Thames RG9 6EU, England.