In the ten years before his death in 1996, the Trinidadian architect Roger Turton produced a prolific body of work. Turton's projects evolved out of a passionate exploration of the relationship between architecture and painting, which began while he was a student at the Architectural Association in London. After returning to Trinidad in the mid-1980s and under the mentorship of the architect John Newell-Lewis, Turton rapidly established himself as an unusually talented and original architect. His work successfully embraced the challenge of producing architecture that engaged with universal and contemporary themes while also confidently expressing the complexity, eclecticism, and peculiarities of Trinidadian culture.
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Mark Raymond; Roger Turton, Unfinished Pictures: A Prelude. Small Axe 1 March 2012; 16 (1 (37)): 53–70. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-1548119
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