British modern: architecture and design in the 1930s
This latest publication from the Twentieth Century Society covers many aspects of the architecture and design of the 1930s, from the influence of sculpture and photography, through the work of iconic architects like Lubetkin, to the impact of new housing models on their inhabitants. Setting the context is an essay by Nikolaus Pevsner, written for the Architecture Review in 1939 but never published. It is a highly perceptive early assessment of the modern movement in Britain, from the man who did much to champion it. Other topics include modernism and tradition in British sculpture, architectural photography, the design of schools, the work of Sir Owen Williams, of Lubetkin, and of Lasdun, and housing.
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Foreword by Alan Powers
Modernism and Tradition in English Sculpture 192939
The Life and Work of Sir Owen Williams 189o1969
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