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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RIBA3880Design for a stage set or a vast hall with a throne

 
RIBA3881Preliminary design for a villa near Hampton Court Palace, London

 
RIBA3883Design for a double chaise-longue


RIBA3884Design for a garden: plan I

 
RIBA3885Competition designs for decorations for the Coronation of King George VI, Bond Street, London: perspective of view at night showing lighting from below

 
RIBA3886Design for the interior of St George's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Southwark, London


RIBA3887Design for the principal facade of the Bathing Pavilion, Hotel de Brancas, Paris

 
RIBA3888Design for a stage set showing a hall in a Baroque palace with superimposed colonnades

 
RIBA3889Saint Mark's Square, Venice


RIBA3890Designs for Corehouse, Lanarkshire: interior perspective of the grand staircase

 
RIBA3893Design for the Pagoda, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London

 
RIBA3894Elevation of one wall of Madame Recamier's bathroom, Hotel Recamier, Paris


RIBA3895Elevation of one wall of Madame Recamier's bedroom, Hotel Recamier, Paris

 
RIBA3896Design for an Egyptian style room

 
RIBA3897Design for St David's (Ramshorn) Kirk, 98 Ingram Street, Glasgow


RIBA3898Unexecuted competition designs for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge: perspective of the principal front (design A for a Classical building using a Corinthian order)

 
RIBA3899Unexecuted competition designs for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge: perspective of the front elevation (design B for a building in a Decorated Gothic style)

 
RIBA3900Competition design for the Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London: view of the facade from the River Thames


RIBA3901Unexecuted competition design for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

 
RIBA3902Design for a monument to Richard Gwillym

 
RIBA3904Designs for alterations and additions to existing house, Lambton Hall, County Durham: interior perspective of the dining room


RIBA3905Views of Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire: interior view of the staircase hall

 
RIBA3906Views of Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire: perspective from the south-east

 
RIBA3907Design for a triumphal arch commemorating the freedom of the seas


RIBA3908Design for a stage set: the Gallery of Pluto

 
RIBA3909Design for Barrells House, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire

 
RIBA3910Alternative designs for the Mausoleum, Blickling Hall, Blickling, in memory of the 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire: perspective from the north-west


RIBA3911Design for the drawing room, Burley-on-the-Hill, Rutland

 
RIBA3912Design for the ceiling of the drawing room, Burley-on-the-Hill, Rutland

 
RIBA3913Design for book room ceiling, Burley-on-the-Hill, Rutland


RIBA3914Design for the book room, Burley-on-the-Hill, Rutland

 
RIBA3915Designs for the Church of St James, Great Packington, Warwickshire, for the 4th Earl of Aylesford: plan, west elevation and section of east end showing altar


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