John McAndrew's Modernist Vision

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John McAndrew's Modernist Vision tells the compelling story of the architect, scholar, and curator John McAndrew, who played a key role in redefining modernism in the United States from the 1930s onward. John McAndrew designed the Vassar College Art Library—arguably the first modern interior on a college campus—and was the curator of architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1937 to 1941. McAndrew was instrumental in creating a distinct and innovative aesthetic that bridged the European modernist lineage and American regional vernacular. Providing a fascinating glimpse into McAndrew's life, his associations with important architects and artists, and the historical context that shaped his work, this book is a thoroughly researched testament to a man who left a powerful mark on the evolution of American architecture.
ISBN 9781616896409. Princeton Architectural Press.
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John McAndrew's Modernist Vision tells the compelling story of the architect, scholar, and curator John McAndrew, who played a key role in redefining modernism in the United States from the 1930s onward. John McAndrew designed the Vassar College Art Library—arguably the first modern interior on a college campus—and was the curator of architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1937 to 1941. McAndrew was instrumental in creating a distinct and innovative aesthetic that bridged the European modernist lineage and American regional vernacular. Providing a fascinating glimpse into McAndrew's life, his associations with important architects and artists, and the historical context that shaped his work, this book is a thoroughly researched testament to a man who left a powerful mark on the evolution of American architecture.
  • Subtitle
    From the Vassar College Art Library to the Museum of Modern Art in New York
  • Author
    Mardges Bacon
  • Publisher
    Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release
    September 2018
  • Binding
    hb
  • Format
    192 pages, 143 colour. 17.8 x 24.1 cm
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