The Struggle for Modernism: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning at Harvard

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2002 - Architecture - 311 pages
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This remarkable volume tells the unique history of modernism as reflected in the teaching of architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Tracing developments at the GSD, which was home from 1937 to 1952 of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, Anthony Alofsin reveals that America had initiated its own modern agenda before the arrival of the European modernist ideology. Filled with archival photographs and plans that have never been published before, this book will be of great interest to students and professionals in the fields of art, architecture, and design, as well as to architectural historians.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Rumblings of Change 19171934
52
Modernist Visions 19341936
112
The Crusade for Modernism 19361944 138
5-5
The PostWar Apogee 19451951
196
Decadent Design 19511953
228
Revisions and Reactions 19531995
248
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Anthony Alofsin is Roland Roessner Centennial Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin.

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