Advancing a Different Modernism, Hardback Book


Advancing a Different Modernism analyzes a long-ignored but formative aspect of modern architecture and art.

By examining selective buildings by the Catalan architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner (1850-1923) and by the Slovenian designer Joze Plecnik (1872-1957), the book reveals the fundamental political and ideological conservatism that helped shape modernism's history and purpose.

This study thus revises the dominant view of modernism as a union of progressive forms and progressive politics.

Instead, this innovative volume promotes a nuanced and critical consideration of how architecture was creatively employed to advance radically new forms and methods, while simultaneously consolidating an essentially conservative nationalist self-image.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 82 pages, 20 Halftones, black and white; 20 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: History of art / art & design styles
  • ISBN: 9781138574939



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