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Modern: The Modern Movement in Britain

Alan Powers and Morley von Sternberg

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 240

  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers

  • Date Published: Aug 2007

  • Stock Code: 62006

  • ISBN: 9781858944050

  • Binding: Paperback

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Modern is the most comprehensive study of Modern Movement architecture in Britain ever published. Shortlisted for the RIBA Bookshops International Book Award of 2005, this critically acclaimed publication is now available in paperback for the first time. Encyclopedic in scope and structure, it covers the work of such renowned architects as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Maxwell Fry, Erno Goldfinger, Berthold Lubetkin and others who changed the vocabulary of architecture in Britain between the wars.

Specially commissioned photographs document all the major surviving buildings, from private houses and apartment blocks to schools and factories. This is the definitive guide to Modern Movement architecture in Britain. It is beautifully designed and sumptuously illustrated with over 200 specially commissioned photographs. It is an essential reference for anyone interested in twentieth-century architecture and culture.

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About the Author

Alan Powers

Alan Powers is Professor of Architecture and Cultural History at the University of Greenwich and Chairman of The Twentieth Century Society. He has published widely on twentieth century architecture, art and design. His recent books include Britain in the series Modern Architectures in History from Reaktion Books, and Art and Print: the Curwen Story, published by Tate. His book on Serge Chermayeff was published by RIBA Publishing in 2001 and is still available. Other activities include curating exhibitions, such as Eric Ravilious: imagined realities at the Imperial War Museum, 2003 and Modern Britain 1929-39 at the Design Museum, 1999. In October 2009, he is curating an exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, in which the Royal Mail Sorting Office at Hemel Hempstead by Aldington, Craig and Collinge, will represent the firm’s work in a selection of eight ‘principled buildings’ chosen at 25 year intervals from 1834, the foundation of the RIBA, to 2009, its 175th anniversary.

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