The International Style
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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Review: The International StyleUser Review - Zane - Goodreads
It's good to read if you like History, but not very entertaining. Read full review
Review: The International StyleUser 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
Foreword to the 1995 Edition by Philip Johnson
Foreword to the 1966 Edition by HenryRussell Hitchcock
Preface by Alfred H Ban Jr
The Idea of Style
A Second Principle
A Third Principle
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