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Published: 22 August 2019

592 Pages | 72 black & white illustrations and 39 figures


ISBN: 9780198820864

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Making Dystopia

The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism

James Stevens Curl

  • A significant new critique of Modernism from distinguished architectural historian James Stevens Curl, and a major contribution to urban and architectural studies.
  • The story of the advent of architectural Modernism in the aftermath of the First World War, its protagonists, and its astonishing, almost global acceptance after 1945.
  • Argues that the triumph of architectural Modernism has led to massive destruction, a waste of resources, and the elimination of all decoration and choice.
  • Based on prodigious research, it draws together a vast range of material and includes original drawings by Stevens Curl.

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