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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RIBA40076 Temple Gardens, Moor Park, Hertfordshire

 
RIBA40086 Temple Gardens, Moor Park, Hertfordshire: the garden front

 
RIBA40096 Temple Gardens (left), Moor Park, Hertfordshire, seen from golf course


RIBA40106 Temple Gardens, Moor Park, Hertfordshire: the living room

 
RIBA4011Church of St Mary, Studley Royal, North Yorkshire: the ornately decorated vaulted chancel and choir

 
RIBA4013Project for a villa


RIBA4016Drawing of the Sydney Opera House under construction

 
RIBA4017Design for the British Pavilion, Exposition Internationale des Arts et des Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, Paris 1937

 
RIBA4019Design for the Imperial Monumental Halls and Tower, Westminster, London: viewed looking south-west


RIBA4021Joldwynds, Holmbury St Mary, Surrey: the entrance front

 
RIBA4022Design for Frinton Park Estate, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

 
RIBA4023Design for an underground railway and bus station for London Transport, Newbury Park, Redbridge, London


RIBA4024Design for the British Pavilion, Exposition Internationale des Arts et des Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, Paris 1937

 
RIBA4025Design for a lounge, RMS Orion

 
RIBA4027Design for a Polyfoto studio


RIBA4028Designs for the interior decoration of 1 Grosvenor Crescent, London, for Sir Wilfrid Lawson M.P.: alternative elevation of the staircase well showing decoration

 
RIBA4030Design for the interior decoration of a cinema auditorium, probably in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

 
RIBA4031Design for two stained glass windows of flowers and Arabic characters for Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, London


RIBA4032Design for the elevation of a wall of the picture gallery, Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, London

 
RIBA4033Design for the interior decoration of the Chapel of St Joseph, Oratory of St Philip Neri, Brompton Road, Kensington, London

 
RIBA4034Designs for the interior decoration of 1 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London: central chimneypiece in the smoking room


RIBA4035Designs for the interior decoration of 52 Prince's Gate, London, for Thomas Eustace Smith, Esq.: elevation of a wall and left doorway in the boudoir

 
RIBA4037Church of the Holy Trinity, Prince Consort Road, London

 
RIBA4038Preliminary design for Dance Music and Chamber Music Studio, BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London


RIBA4039Design for Fouracre, West Green, Hampshire

 
RIBA4040Design for a party invitation for the Architectural Association Rugby Club

 
RIBA4041Design for a metropolis


RIBA4042Design for 'The Tudor House' public house, Shoreham, Sussex

 
RIBA4043Design for Gillander House, Clive Buildings, Kolkata (Calcutta), viewed from the south

 
RIBA4044Design for a house in Kent


RIBA4045Design for the decoration of the statue of Eros for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Piccadilly Circus, London

 
RIBA4047Design for a wallpaper or textile showing lilies