Building the Post-war World: Modern Architecture and Reconstruction in Britain
Building the Post-War World offers an overall account of modern architecture in the decade after World War II. The period saw the establishment of modern architecture in Europe and Britain's leading role at the heart of the debate on the new architecture. This book offers an understanding of the general international debate on modern architecture and the architectural challenges of post-war reconstruction. It should be of value to those teaching courses on architectural and urban history and all those with an interest in Modernism and the visual arts generally.
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Prologue The wartime debate on reconstruction
The wartime debate
The search for new directions after 1945
1951 from debate to practice
Old masters and young Turks the formation of a new avantgarde
Rethinking CIAMs ideal of the city
Preparing for reconstruction plans for housing 194245
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