The International Style

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 1, 1997 - Architecture - 269 pages
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Initially produced as the catalog to accompany a controversial and groundbreaking 1932 Museum of Modern Art show of the then new architecture emerging in Europe and America, The International Style quickly became the definitive statement of the principles underlying the work of such giants as Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and other pioneers. It might be said that Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson discovered as well as defined "the International Style," and over the decades their book has served as both a flashpoint for criticism and a frame for growth in the architectural profession. It has never been out of print in over sixty years.

This new edition has been completely redesigned and reset, and it features a new foreword by Philip Johnson, who reflects on the legacy of the International Style and examines the still-precarious power of architecture in our public life.
  

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

A must read, obviously, for those interested in the dissemination of European modern architecture within the US. There's little need to repeat the oft-observed aspect that Johnson and Hitchcock's book ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword to the 1995 Edition by Philip Johnson
13
Foreword to the 1966 Edition by HenryRussell Hitchcock
19
Preface by Alfred H Ban Jr
27
The Idea of Style
33
Functionalism
50
Surfacing Material
64
A Second Principle
69
A Third Principle
81
Architecture and Building
90
Plans
96
Copyright

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Philip Johnson served as the first Director of Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in 1932. In the seven decades since then, Johnson has designed some of America's landmarks, most notably his own home, the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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