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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RIBA3840View of Potsdam

 
RIBA3841Lincoln Cathedral: the Angel Choir

 
RIBA3843St Paul's Cathedral, City of London, seen from the steeple of St Martin Ludgate


RIBA3844Selfridges department store, Bull Ring, Birmingham: the store juxtaposed with the tower of St Martin's Church

 
RIBA3845Pompidou Centre (Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou), Paris

 
RIBA3846W D and H O Wills tobacco factory, Hartcliffe, Bristol


RIBA3847Winter House, 81 Swain's Lane, Highgate, London

 
RIBA3848Richard J Daley Center, formerly the Civic Center, Chicago: steel column oxydidizing

 
RIBA3849Richard J Daley Center, formerly the Civic Center, Chicago: steel column oxydidizing


RIBA3850Castle Howard, North Yorkshire: the south front seen from the south-east

 
RIBA3851German Pavilion, Barcelona

 
RIBA3852Dartmoor


RIBA3853Housing nearing completion at the Aylesbury Estate, Walworth, Southwark, London

 
RIBA3854W D and H O Wills tobacco factory, Hartcliffe, Bristol: head office

 
RIBA3855Campanile of San Marco, Venice


RIBA3857Duomo and campanile (Leaning Tower), Campo dei Miracoli, Pisa, seen from the south-west

 
RIBA3861San Marco and Campanile, Venice

 
RIBA3862Tribune Tower, Chicago


RIBA3863Empire State Building, 350 5th Avenue, New York

 
RIBA3865Pioneer Health Centre, St Mary's Road, Peckham, London: row of shower units that lead to the swimming pool

 
RIBA3867Ralph Erskine


RIBA3868Borgafjall Ski Hotel: multi-level public spaces

 
RIBA3870Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge: a residential courtyard

 
RIBA3871John Donat


RIBA3872Wall of Audley End Park, Saffron Walden, Essex

 
RIBA3873Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

 
RIBA3874Ulm Cathedral


RIBA3875Dome of the Rock,Temple Mount, Jerusalem

 
RIBA3876Queen's House, Greenwich, London: the north front

 
RIBA3877Design for the elevation of a wall with Zenana in the Arab Hall, Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, London


RIBA3878Design for a pleasure beach

 
RIBA3879Hammersmith Town Hall, Cromwell Road extension, London


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