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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RIBA3765James Stirling

 
RIBA3767Hatfield Technical College, Hertfordshire: the assembly hall and dining block with sculptural panel by Trevor Tennant based on the college plan

 
RIBA3769Hatfield Technical College, Hertfordshire, with relief sculpture by Barbara Hepworth


RIBA3770Hatfield Technical College, Hertfordshire

 
RIBA3771Alexandra Road Estate, Camden, London

 
RIBA3772Cathedral of Notre Dame, Ile de la Cite, Paris


RIBA3773Palladian Bridge, Stowe, Buckinghamshire

 
RIBA3774Salisbury Cathedral: the spire seen from the north-west

 
RIBA3775Dulwich Picture Gallery and Mausoleum, London


RIBA3776Queen's House, Greenwich, London: the south front

 
RIBA3777York Minster: the west front

 
RIBA3778Lincoln Cathedral: the nave


RIBA3779Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens, seen from the northwest

 
RIBA3780Building of the General Staff, St Petersburg, seen from Palace Square

 
RIBA3781Espaces d'Abraxas housing, Marne-la-Vallee


RIBA3782Pompidou Centre (Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou), Paris

 
RIBA3783M2 building, Tokyo

 
RIBA3784Silver Pavilion (Ginkakuji), Ginkakuji Temple, Kyoto


RIBA3785Main temple (Hondo), Ginkakuji Temple, Kyoto

 
RIBA3786South Main Gate (Nandaimon), Todaiji Temple, Nara

 
RIBA3787Amida Hall (or Phoenix Hall), Byodo-in Temple, Uji


RIBA3788Chartres Cathedral: the north rose window

 
RIBA3789Ely Cathedral: the choir and high altar

 
RIBA3790Cathedral of Notre Dame, Reims: statues surrounding doorways of west portal


RIBA3792Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, seen from the south-west

 
RIBA3793Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens

 
RIBA3794Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, Athens: one of the two Ionic colonnaded porticos


RIBA3795Schimek House, Berlin

 
RIBA3796House at 14 Neville Drive, London: the garden front

 
RIBA3797Pine House, Churt, Surrey: the music room


RIBA3799Manchester Town Hall

 
RIBA3800Kumbha Shyama Temple (or Temple of Vriji), Chittorgarh


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