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Author: Gwendolyn Wright
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2008.
Series: Modern architectures in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Since the turn of the 20th century, American architecture has epitomised modernity. In this book, the author overturns conventional accounts of the Modern Movement in America as having been brought from Europe via emigres and exhibitions, and instead maintains that American architecture is an exciting and evolving hybrid of distinctive ambitions, sensibilities, and cultures.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gwendolyn Wright
ISBN: 9781861893444 1861893442
OCLC Number: 132314831
Description: 320 pages : illustrations, plans ; 22 cm.
Contents: Modern consolidation, 1865-1893 --
Progressive architectures, 1894-1918 --
Electric modernities, 1919-1932 --
Architecture, the public and the state, 1933-1945 --
The triumph of modernism, 1946-1964 --
Challenging orthodoxies, 1965-1984 --
Disjunctures and alternatives, 1985 to the present --
Series Title: Modern architectures in history.
Responsibility: Gwendolyn Wright.


Since the turn of the twentieth century, the American built landscape has epitomised modernity. This title contends that American modern architecture is not merely a branch of the European Modernism  Read more...
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Sure to become a standard in the field, this latest installment in the series ... is critical of the timeworn view that American modernism is simply a wholesale adoption of avant-garde styles Read more...

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