June 30, 2005
The most comprehensive study ever published of Modern Movement architecture
in Britain – typified by the buildings' simple, undecorated aesthetic that is
free of historical styles. Encyclopedic in scope and structure, with
architect-by-architect entries arranged A–Z and specially commissioned
photographs throughout of all the major extant buildings, from private houses
and apartment blocks to schools and factories.
Modern covers the work of such internationally well-known architects as
Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Eric Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff (all of whom
went on to work in the United States), as well as such architects as Maxwell
Fry, Ernö Goldfinger, Oliver Hill, Berthold Lubetkin and others who changed the
vocabulary of architecture in Britain between the wars.
This book is an essential reference for anyone interested in
twentieth-century architecture and culture.
240 p., 28 x 25 cm