The Modern House Today, Kenneth Powell

The Modern House Today, Kenneth Powell

by Kenneth Powell


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The modern house constitutes a fascinating chapter in the architectural, cultural and social history of Britain. The Modern House Today follows on from F.R.S. Yorke's seminal 1934 book, The Modern House, which at the time was seen as a serious challenge to the dominance of the Arts and Crafts movement and as a portent of things to come. Kenneth Powell's contemporary version continues this exploration and considers the impact of such influential modern practitioners and architectural greats as Lubetkin, Gropius, Fry, Mendelsohn, Chermayeff, Breur, Hill and Goldfinger. Revisiting these modern architectural masterpieces, Powell, the noted architectural historian, and Dawe document the structures as they now exist. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the modern house through newly commissioned photography and drawings, all authoritatively commented upon from both a historical and contemporary viewpoint by the two authors. Includes 200 b&w and color reproductions.

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ISBN-13: 9781901033724
Publisher: Black Dog Press
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 8.94(w) x 11.94(h) x 0.45(d)

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