Monday, December 10, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007 - International Style (1930-1980)...

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International Style (1930-1980) o The name was derived from the book The International Style that was published in 1932 in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. o General Characteristics The rejection of applied ornament Regularity and asymmetry of form o Prominent Figure in International Style Walter Gropius (1883-1969) The founder of the Bauhaus school, he fled Germany to Britain in 1934 due to the rising power of the Nazi Party. In 1937, Gropius moved to Cambridge, MA to teach at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Le Corbusier (1887-1965) Swiss-French architect, painter, and writer The building as “a machine for living in” Five Points for Architecture o Pilotis providing the structural support for the house off the ground o A free façade: non-supporting walls that could be designed as the architect wished o Open floor plan: the floor space was free to be configured into rooms without concern for supporting walls
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course ETD 120 taught by Professor Shin during the Fall '07 term at Wisconsin.

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