RGM medallists

1940s

 

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Designer: Abercrombie, Sir Patrick (1879-1957); Forshaw, J. H.
Copyright: Sir Patrick Abercrombie/RIBA British Architectural Library Photographs Collection (1945)

1940 - Charles Francis Annesley Voysey

1941 - Frank Lloyd Wright, USA

1942 - William Curtis Green

1943 - Sir Charles Herbert Reilly

1944 - Sir Edward Maufe

1945 - Victor Vesnin, USSR

1946 - Prof. Sir Patrick Abercrombie

1947 - Prof. Sir Albert Edward Richardson

1948 - Auguste Perret, France

1949 - Sir Howard Robertson 

 

 

 

 

 

RGM in historical context - world events in this decade

1940s The Cold War, the conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies, begins in this period, throughout which rivalry between the two superpowers is expressed through military coalitions, propaganda, espionage, weapons development and technological and industrial advances.
1941 The United States enter World War II after an attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Navy.
1943 The Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. is completed.
1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki suffer nuclear attacks by the United States at the order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
World War II comes to an end and the United Nations is formed by the Allied countries as a successor to the League of Nations.
1948 Le Modulor by Le Corbusier is published, a theory developed in the long tradition of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man, the work of Leone Battista Alberti, and other attempts to discover mathematical proportions in the human body.
The Berlin Blockade is created by the Soviet Union, one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. During the multinational occupation of post-World War II Germany, the Soviet Union block railroad and street access to the western sectors of Berlin that they control.