Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities
In the decades following World War II, modern architecture spread around the globe alongside increased modernization, urbanization, and postwar reconstruction-and it eventually won widespread acceptance. But as the limitations of conventional conceptions of modernism became apparent, modern architecture has come under increasing criticism. In this collection of essays, experienced and emerging scholars take a fresh look at postwar modern architecture by asking what it meant to be "modern," what role modern architecture played in constructing modern identities, and who sanctioned (or was sanctioned by) modernism in architecture.
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