Light, Air and Openness: Modern Architecture Between the Wars
Author(s): Paul Overy
Year published: 2008
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 256
Illustrations: Includes 66 black and white images
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This groundbreaking book takes a fresh look at the new architecture which appeared across Europe and North America in the first half of the 20th century.
Includes both little-known and more familiar examples in Europe and the United States by architects such as Adolf Loos, Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, Lubetkin and Neutra, are examined here within the context of class and social control, luxury and austerity, race and colonialism.
Many of these buildings are now considered classics, legally protected from demolition or alteration. This has provoked renewed interest in their origins and how their architects and contemporary commentators perceived them.
Illustrated with many unusual photographs, some that capture the buildings in their early states, Light, Air and Openness is an original reinterpretation of the modern movement in architecture and design.