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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RIBA136920Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971: view showing a mixture of residential buildngs and commercial buildings

 
RIBA136921Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971: photograph and drawing of a city on a hill

 
RIBA136922Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971


RIBA136923Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971

 
RIBA136924Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971

 
RIBA136925Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971


RIBA136926Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971

 
RIBA136928Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971

 
RIBA136929Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971


RIBA136930Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971: detail of a quayside

 
RIBA136931Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971: the marina

 
RIBA137218Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971: the marina


RIBA137221Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971: the cliffhanger restaurant

 
RIBA137315Grjotagata street, Grjotaþorp (Grjoti village), Reyjkavik

 
RIBA137316Grjotagata street, Grjotaþorp (Grjoti village), Reyjkavik


RIBA137317Grjotagata street, Grjotaþorp (Grjoti village), Reyjkavik

 
RIBA137318Grjotagata street, Grjotaþorp (Grjoti village), Reyjkavik

 
RIBA137319Grjotagata street, Grjotaþorp (Grjoti village), Reyjkavik


RIBA137320House overlooking the harbour at Stykkisholmur

 
RIBA137321Flatey Church, Flatey Island, West Fjords

 
RIBA137322House and buildings on Flatey Island, West Fjords


RIBA137323House (Myllustadir) and buildings on Flatey Island, West Fjords

 
RIBA137324House (Mykkystadir) and buildings on Flatey Island, West Fjords

 
RIBA137325Houses and buildings on Flatey Island, West Fjords


RIBA137326Houses and buildings on Flatey Island, West Fjords

 
RIBA137327Corrugated iron house, Solgata 2, Isafjordur

 
RIBA137328Houses, Isafjordur


RIBA137329Corrugated iron house, Solgata 2, Isafjordur

 
RIBA137330Fire station, Isafjordur

 
RIBA137331Fire station, Isafjordur


RIBA137332Haestakaupstaoarhus, Haestikaupstaour (Upper Town), Isafjordur Old Town

 
RIBA137333Corrugated iron house, Brunngata, Isafjordur