Spreading the Word: 1930s Modern Movement Architecture

From the late 1920s to the early-mid 1930s English translations appear of key texts by these two architects. ((Le Corbusier Towards a New Architecture (1927) and Walter Gropius The New Architecture and the Bauhaus (1935)). European architects fleeing Nazi persecution come to England and put their Modernist ideas into practice and Modernist ideas feed into the architecture schools. At the Architectural Association, for example, young Denys Lasdun is studying and later designs 32 Newton Road. Berthold Lubetkin also comes to London from Paris and sets up his architectural practice Tecton and designs Highpoint. The Canadian architect Wells Coates designs the Isokon flats in Hampstead and in America Rudolf Schindler (originally from Austria) designs a modernist beach house in California.

 

See also: 1920s1940s1950s1960s or return to Modernism Through the Decades.

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RIBA3726Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London: the library

 
RIBA372737 Bidston Road, Oxton, Birkenhead, Merseyside: the dining room

 
RIBA3728Tricorn Shopping Centre, Portsmouth, Hampshire: the vehicle ramp at the west corner of site


RIBA3729Tricorn Shopping Centre, Portsmouth, Hampshire: the front along Market Way

 
RIBA3734Seagram Building, 375 Park Avenue, New York

 
RIBA3735World Trade Center, New York


RIBA3736House of the Future, Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, Olympia, London: the sitting room

 
RIBA3737Design for the sitting room of penthouse flat, 26 Broadwalk House, 51 Hyde Park Gate, London

 
RIBA3738Odeon cinema, Fortis Green Road, Muswell Hill, London: the ticket booth


RIBA3740House of the Future, Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, Olympia, London: the kitchen

 
RIBA3741Architect's home, Rungsted Kyst

 
RIBA3742Wildwood, Princes Drive, Oxshott, Surrey: the living room and hall


RIBA3743Wildwood, Princes Drive, Oxshott, Surrey: the kitchen

 
RIBA37441 Royal Crescent, Bath

 
RIBA3745Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, New York: close-up of the steel-clad pinnacle


RIBA3746Forte's Crescent Restaurant, Festival of Britain, Festival Pleasure Gardens, Battersea, London

 
RIBA3747Dell Restaurant, Hyde Park, London

 
RIBA3749Casa del Fascio, Piazza del Popolo, Como


RIBA3750Garden seat, Rousham

 
RIBA3751Thomas Farnolls Pritchard

 
RIBA3753Chiswick House, London: detail of the Corinthian columns


RIBA3754Patrick Nuttgens

 
RIBA3755Stephen Rowland Pierce

 
RIBA3756Sir Donald Gibson


RIBA3757Theatre of Bacchus, Athens, with James 'Athenian' Stuart shown sketching in the foreground

 
RIBA3758Patio de los Leones (Court of the Lions), Alhambra, Granada

 
RIBA3759Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakesh


RIBA3760Mosque and shrine of Moulay Idris II, Fez

 
RIBA3761Tiles and decorative plasterwork, Alhambra, Granada

 
RIBA3762Great Mosque (Mezquita), Cordoba: the dome over the bay in front of the Mihrab


RIBA3763Santa Maria la Blanca, Toledo: the arcades

 
RIBA3764Alhambra, Granada: Sala de Dos Hermanas (Hall of the Two Sisters) looking towards the Mirador de la Daraxa


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