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by Morley Von Sternberg,Alan Powers

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Author:
Morley Von Sternberg,Alan Powers
ISBN13:
978-1858942551
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1858942551
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Merrell Publishers (May 1, 2005)
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Modern" is the most comprehensive study of Modern Movement architecture in Britain ever published. Modern' is well printed (175dpi) and beautifully designed by Karen Wilks and with Alan Powers fine text the short-lived Modern movement in Britain gets a reference book it deserves.

Modern" is the most comprehensive study of Modern Movement architecture in Britain ever published.

Alan Powers, Morley Von Sternberg (Photographs). Encyclopedic in scope and structure, this comprehensive study of Modern Movement architecture in Britain covers the work of such renowned architects as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff, together with specially commissioned photographs of all the major extant buildings.

240 pages : 28 cm. Encyclopedic in scope and structure, this comprehensive study of Modern Movement architecture in Britain covers the work of such renowned architects as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer. Encyclopedic in scope and structure, this comprehensive study of Modern Movement architecture in Britain covers the work of such renowned architects as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Eric Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff, together with specially commissioned photographs of all the major extant buildings. Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-237) and index. Introduction - A decade of modernism : 1930-1940 - Architects of the modern movement - The post-war legacy - Conservation of the modern movement in Britain.

Alan Powers is a reader in architecture and cultural history at the University of Greenwich. He is the author of "Serge Chermayeff,"" The Twentieth Century House in Britain," and "Modern: The Modern Movement in Britain, Библиографические данные. Modern: the modern movement in Britain. Alan Powers, Morley Von Sternberg.

Alan Powers, Von Sternberg. Modern" is the most comprehensive study of Modern Movement architecture in Britain ever published. 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.

Modern" is the most comprehensive study of Modern Movement architecture in Britain . Morley von Sternberg is recognized as one of today's leading architectural photographers. His other books include Berthold Lubetkin (Merrell, 2002).

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Powers' introductory essay to this new book, occupying little more than 30 pages, leaves one wanting more - it is just a brilliant sketch

Powers' introductory essay to this new book, occupying little more than 30 pages, leaves one wanting more - it is just a brilliant sketch. He challenges the old orthodoxies of Pevsner, . Richards, Giedion and others, and convincingly argues the case for British Modernism as an evolution of Arts and Crafts thinking. Britons found a convenient route out of traditionalism in Scandinavian architecture - 'we would be wise to back the Swedes', P. Morton Shand wrote in 1930.

Modern: The Modern Movement in Britain is a new survey of buildings of the 1930s, the decade in which Britain began to play an important role in the history of modern architecture. From private houses and apartment blocks to schools and factories, it features both well-known examples and many projects that have long been overlooked.The main body of the book explores the careers of nearly sixty of the most influential architects and practices active between the wars, including work by such internationally renowned architects as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Erich Mendelsohn, together with Berthold Lubetkin, Wells Coates, Erno Goldfinger and many others. Arranged A-Z by architect, each entry includes not only a discussion of training and influences and an overview of the subject's work as a whole, but also examines their major projects (some published here for the first time), all illustrated with specially commissioned photography, archive images and original plans and drawings.
  • The structures featured in this book are upbeat and beautiful. The photography is very good. There are structures all throughout that I liked: the Boot's operations, the Cornwall properties and more. It is a book that lifts my spirits.

  • What really made this book sparkle for me were the wonderful contemporary photos of the houses by Morley von Sternberg. The (mostly) dazzling white of so many of these properties set against greenery and a blue sky makes them look quite remarkable.

    Throughout the book the up-to-date photos seamlessly blend in with period images, floor plans and Alan Powers excellent text. His introduction is a concise overview of 1930 to 1940 Modernism in Britain and then the bulk of the book is a comprehensive listing of the architects who designed these fascinating buildings. The majority are homes with commercial and public buildings making up the total. Each architect, or practice, has some general text then long captions to each of their buildings. Nicely some one had the bright idea of putting all the historic reference notes about each house with the relevant architect so no flipping backwards and forwards to back pages.

    Not every existing Modern building in Britain is covered but surely the relevant ones are included here. Buildings no longer standing get a mention like Pleydell-Bouverie's wing shaped Ramsgate aerodrome or Emberton's Blackpool Fun House. Another book The Modern House Today has much photo duplication with Powers book but has some other homes displayed with the same dazzling photography.

    'Modern' is well printed (175dpi) and beautifully designed by Karen Wilks and with Alan Powers fine text the short-lived Modern movement in Britain gets a reference book it deserves.

    ***FOR AN INSIDE LOOK click 'customer images' under the cover.