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The Experience of Modernism
Modern Architects and the Future City, 1928-53

ISBN 9780419207405
Published April 21, 1998 by Taylor & Francis
278 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Making extensive use of information gained from in-depth interviews with architects active in the period between 1928-1953, the author provides a sympathetic understanding of the Modern Movement's architectural role in reshaping the fabric and structure of British metropolitan cities in the post-war period and traces the links between the experience of British modernists and the wider international modern movement.

Table of Contents

Introduction.  Anticipations.  Staking a Claim.  Finding One Another.  Exhibiting the Future.  Projects and Plans.  Marking Time.  Dreams and False Expectations.  Old and New Agenda.  Notes and References.  Index

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'Crammed to bursting with valuable evidence and sharp insight... undoubtedly makes an important contribution to the contemporary re-evaluation of architectural modernism.' - RIBA

'A remarkably detailed account...Gold's book is a beautifully researched and gently ironical account of events and ideologies that are slipping away from living memory.' - The Architects' Journal

'The definitive account of British involvement in the modern movement.' - Deborah Lewittes, JSAH, 2005

'His [Gold's] discussions of the MARS Group's exhibition New Architecture (1938) and reconstruction scheme for London ... remain the most useful analyses of these activities.' - Deborah Lewittes, JSAH, 2005

'A crucial step toward an in-depth account of modern architecture in Britain.' - Deborah Lewittes, JSAH, 2005