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The struggle for modernism : architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning at Harvard

Author: Anthony Alofsin
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For the first time in history, what were once the disparate schools of architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning came together at Harvard University in the 1930s to forge a new vision of modernist thought and practice. By tracing the powerful flux of ideas at Harvard's Graduate School of Design in the 1930s and 1940s, Anthony Alofsin reveals a radically novel picture of how American modernism emerged,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Walter Gropius; Joseph Hudnut
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Alofsin
ISBN: 0393730484 9780393730487
OCLC Number: 49044776
Description: 311 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: 1. The Harvard Experience of Modernism 10 --
2. The Origins of Collaboration, 1895-1917 16 --
3. Rumblings of Change, 1917-1934 52 --
4. Modernist Visions, 1934-1936 112 --
5. The Crusade for Modernism, 1936-1944 138 --
6. The Post-War Apogee, 1945-1951 196 --
7. "Decadent Design," 1951-1953 228 --
8. Revisions and Reactions, 1953-1995 248.
Responsibility: Anthony Alofsin.
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