Concrete Atlantis: US Industrial Building and European Modern Architecture

Concrete Atlantis: US Industrial Building and European Modern Architecture

by Reyner Banham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262022443

ISBN-13: 9780262022446

Pub. Date: 05/01/1986

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…  See more details below

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"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.

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ISBN-13:
9780262022446
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
05/01/1986
Pages:
274

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