Modern: the modern movement in Britain
Modern: The Modern Movement in Britain is a new survey of buildings of the 1930s, the decade in which Britain began to play an important role in the history of modern architecture. From private houses and apartment blocks to schools and factories, it features both well-known examples and many projects that have long been overlooked.
The main body of the book explores the careers of nearly sixty of the most influential architects and practices active between the wars, including work by such internationally renowned architects as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Erich Mendelsohn, together with Berthold Lubetkin, Wells Coates, Erno Goldfinger and many others. Arranged A-Z by architect, each entry includes not only a discussion of training and influences and an overview of the subject's work as a whole, but also examines their major projects (some published here for the first time), all illustrated with specially commissioned photography, archive images and original plans and drawings.
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