Rebuilding Babel: Modern Architecture and Internationalism

Rebuilding Babel: Modern Architecture and Internationalism
Library Shelf Location 10.CRIN
Publication Date 2017

Much of modernist architecture was inspired by the emergence of internationalism: the ethics and politics of world peace, justice and unity through global collaboration. Mark Crinson here shows how the ideals represented by the Tower of Babel – built, so the story goes, by people united by one language – were effectively adapted by internationalist architecture, its styles and practices, in the modern period. Focusing particularly on the points of convergence between modernist and internationalist trends in the 1920s, and again in the immediate post-war years, he underlines how such architecture utilised the themes of a cooperative community of builders and a common language of forms.

ISBN 9781784537128
Quantity 1
Pages 288p
Author Mark Crinson
Format Hardcover
Publisher I.B. Tauris
Category Architecture (category)
Language English

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