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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RIBA125859One whole and three half-elevations of dormers

 
RIBA125860(Left) Half-elevation of a dormer on a base with console, semi-circular pediment shown in full elevation with an elaborate cartouche surmounted by a knight's helmet and plumes; (right) half-elevation of the upper part of a dormer with broken pediment with a cartouche surmounted itself with a broken pediment with foliage motif

 
RIBA125861Designs for the British Embassy, Washington, D.C.: layout of house and garden with levels


RIBA125862Design for a wallpaper entitled 'Angelic Forest'

 
RIBA125863Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: detail section at CC, looking east, showing side galleries to large hall and corbels at angles

 
RIBA125864Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: designs for completion of east front


RIBA125865Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level A

 
RIBA125866Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level B

 
RIBA125867Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level C


RIBA125868Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level D

 
RIBA125869Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level E

 
RIBA125870Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level F


RIBA125871Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level G

 
RIBA125872Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level H

 
RIBA125873Brill's Baths, East Street and Pool Valley, Brighton: perspective from the street


RIBA125874Brill's Baths, East Street and Pool Valley, Brighton: interior perspective of the circular Gentlemen's Bath

 
RIBA125875Municipal baths, Henry Square, Ashton-under-Lyme: exterior perpsective and plans

 
RIBA125876Municipal baths, Henry Square, Ashton-under-Lyme: main pool


RIBA125877Design for a textile or wallpaper showing cornflowers and leaves

 
RIBA125878Design for a textile or wallpaper showing stylized flowers and leaves

 
RIBA125879Competition designs for the Assize Courts, Bristol (design A): ground floor plan


RIBA125880Competition designs for the Assize Courts, Bristol (design A): first and second floor plans

 
RIBA125881Competition designs for the Assize Courts, Bristol (design A): alternative ground floor plan

 
RIBA125882Competition designs for the Assize Courts, Bristol (design A): section on line A-B


RIBA125883Competition designs for the Assize Courts, Bristol (design A): sections showing proposed new roof to Guildhall Court for light and ventilation

 
RIBA125884Competition designs for the Assize Courts, Bristol (design A): section on line A-B

 
RIBA125885Competition designs for the Assize Courts, Bristol (design A): section showing window and wall detail


RIBA125886Competitions design for the Assize Courts, Bristol (design A): sections showing proposed new roof to Guildhall Court for light and ventilation

 
RIBA125887Competition designs for the Assize Courts, Bristol (design A): front elevation to Small Street

 
RIBA125888Half-length portrait of a young man in three-quarter profile, possibly by Thomas Gainsborough


RIBA125889Sketch of an heroic winged figure seated on a lion looking up to a medallion portrait of King George III with St Paul's Cathedral in the background

 
RIBA125890Sketch of Christ in Majesty