The Twentieth Century Society


  • Journal 8: British Modern

    255x198mm, 176pp, colour cover, Published 2008
    PRICE: £19.50
    ISBN: 978 0 9556687 0 8

    Edited by Susannah Charlton, Elain Harwood and Alan Powers

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    From the influence of sculpture and photography, through the work of iconic architects like Lubetkin, to the impact of new housing models on their inhabitants, this journal looks at many aspects of the architecture and design of the 1930s. Setting the context is an unpublished piece by Nikolaus Pevsner, written as part of a text on “British Architecture for the Architecture Review” in 1939, which never appeared. It is a highly perceptive early assessment of the modern movement in Britain, from the man who did much to champion the movement here. Many of the essays were originally given as papers at a conference organized by the Society on the occasion of the Design Museum’s exhibition ‘Modern Britain 1929-1939′.