John McAndrew's Modernist Vision: From the Vassar College Art Library to the Museum of Modern Art in

John McAndrew's Modernist Vision: From the Vassar College Art Library to the Museum of Modern Art in

McAndrew: Bacon, Mardges

£35.00

  • ISBN
  • Format
  • Language
  • Pages
  • Publisher
  • Date Published
  • 9781616896409
  • Hardback
  • English
  • 192
  • Princeton Architectural Press
  • Oct 2018
John McAndrew's Modernist Vision tells the compelling story of the architect, scholar, and curator John McAndrew, who played a key role in redefining modernism in the United States from the 1930s onward. The designer of the Vassar College Art Library-arguably the first modern interior on a college campus-and the curator of architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1937 to 1941, McAndrew was instrumental in creating a distinct and innovative aesthetic that bridged the European modernist lineage and American regional vernacular. Providing a fascinating glimpse into McAndrew's life, his associations with important architects and artists, and the historical context that shaped his work, this book is a thoroughly researched testament to a man who left a powerful mark on the evolution of American architecture.