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"It was one of those illusions of the 20s," recalls Philip Johnson, who with the
architectural historian Henry Russell Hitchcock christened this new movement
the International Style. "We were thoroughly of the opinion that if you had good ...
Boullee wanted to create Pharaonic architecture that would manifest the volonte
generate - the collective will - of the French people. It would outdo the royal
palaces in size, though not in elaborateness ; neo-classical plainness was the
Architecture could reform society, they thought. To match an ideal architecture of
steel and glass, based on prefabrication and functional clarity, a new type of
person would arise - Le Corbusier's Modular figures, as it were, in flesh and
blood : a ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review