Building the Post-war World: Modern Architecture and Reconstruction in Britain

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Architecture - 287 pages
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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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Contents

Prologue The wartime debate on reconstruction
3
The wartime debate
25
The search for new directions after 1945
39
1951 from debate to practice
61
Old masters and young Turks the formation of a new avantgarde
95
Rethinking CIAMs ideal of the city
131
Preparing for reconstruction plans for housing 194245
151
New ways of building for houses and schools
169
Housing versus architecture London 194049
199
Building by the local authorities schools and housing
219
The revival of private and commercial practice
245
Conclusion
277
Index
283
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Nicholas Bullock is a fellow of King's College Cambridge. He teaches at Cambridge and the Architectural Association, and has lectured at many other universities in the UK, USA and Europe. He is now researching the post-war development of the Paris suburbs.

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