A Concrete Atlantis: U.S. Industrial Building and European Modern Architecture

A Concrete Atlantis: U.S. Industrial Building and European Modern Architecture

by Reyner Banham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262521245

ISBN-13: 9780262521246

Pub. Date: 04/03/1989

Publisher: MIT Press

"Let us listen to the counsels of American engineers. But let us beware of American architects!" declared Le Corbusier, who like other European architects of his time believed that he saw in the work of American industrial builders a model of the way architecture should develop. It was a vision of an ideal world, a
"concrete Atlantis" made up of daylight

Overview

"Let us listen to the counsels of American engineers. But let us beware of American architects!" declared Le Corbusier, who like other European architects of his time believed that he saw in the work of American industrial builders a model of the way architecture should develop. It was a vision of an ideal world, a
"concrete Atlantis" made up of daylight factories and grain elevators.In a book that suggests how good Modern was before it went wrong, Reyner Banham details the
European discovery of this concrete Atlantis and examines a number of striking architectural instances where aspects of the International Style are anticipated by
US industrial buildings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262521246
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/03/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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