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Re-forming Britain : Narratives of Modernity before Reconstruction - Elizabeth Darling

Re-forming Britain

Narratives of Modernity before Reconstruction

Hardcover Published: 7th December 2006
ISBN: 9780415334075
Number Of Pages: 275

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The emergence of British modernism has gone largely unconsidered, so whilst historians have examined Britain's engagement with modernity in terms of art, politics and planning, this study addresses and fills that gap.

Re-forming Britain considers the process through which architects sought to establish modernism as the dominant ideology in British architectural culture from the late 1920s onwards. The author documents, contextualizes and explains the emergence and nature of architectural modernism in Britain between the wars and shows how modernist architects allied themselves with progressives in other fields and through what the author characterizes as 'narratives of modernity' - projects both realized and unrealized and in different media - made a deliberate campaign to convert the nation to this ideology.

Illustration creditsp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
A new spiritp. 7
Introductionp. 9
The conditions for an architecture for to-dayp. 11
Rhetorical Modernismp. 45
Introductionp. 47
A new landscape of healthp. 51
Modern Dwellings for Modern Needsp. 81
New Homes for Oldp. 108
The Modern Flatp. 137
Towards a new Britainp. 175
Introductionp. 177
A living contemporary architecturep. 179
Notesp. 211
Bibliographyp. 252
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780415334075
ISBN-10: 0415334071
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 275
Published: 7th December 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.2  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1