Diana Rowntree (14 May 1915 – 22 August 2008) was a British architect and architectural writer.
|Born||14 May 1915|
|Died||22 August 2008(aged 93)|
|Alma mater||Architectural Association School of Architecture|
|Practice||Jane Drew's firm|
Career and lifeEdit
After graduating from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 1939, she joined Jane Drew's architecture practice, that at the time worked on a War Office scheme for faux factories designed to divert enemy bombers.
In the mid-1950s Rowntree took on jobs within architectural press, establishing a position as first architectural writer for The Guardian and acting as news editor for the Architectural Design magazine.
In 1964 she wrote Diana's Interior Design: A Penguin Handbook, called a pioneering work with an emphasis on minimalist rationality by The Guardian post mortem. By the mid-1960s she had resumed her own architectural practice in addition to her writing.
- Rowntree D. (1994). Buildlings Face the Future. Corbridge, UK: ARCHITYPE.
- MacCarthy, Fiona. "Diana Rowntree. The Guardian's first architecture writer she was a fervent believer in the moral potency of design". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
- Rowntree, Diana (1964). Diana's Interior Design: A Penguin Handbook. Middlesex: Penguin Books.
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