SERIES PP/29

PHILIP MORTON SHAND 1934-1938

The series consists of one file

PP/29/1 PHILIP MORTON SHAND 1934-1938

Contains 11 items. Items PP/29/1/1 - PP/29/1/10 are letters exchanged between Jack Pritchard and Philip Morton Shand which discuss the move of Walter Gropius from the Bauhaus to England and his subsequent involvement with various Isokon projects, and the establishment of the Isobar and the stocking of its cellar. There are passing references to Diego Hagmann and to Fortecon (Foreign Technical Concessionaires).

Item PP/29/11 is an envelope containing 34 sub-items which are copies of correspondence between Morton Shand and Walter Gropius. Morton Shand translated letters and documents from the original German for Jack Pritchard when the latter was assisting Gropius’ departure from Germany, as well as articles by Gropius for publication in English. In many cases the contents are copies of items filed elsewhere in the collection. Subjects referred to include: the Isokon scheme to build a block of flats in Manchester to a design by Gropius; articles by Gropius to be published in The Concrete Way; and Morton Shand’s nomination to a Chair at Birmingham University.