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A Concrete Atlantis: U.S. Industrial Building and European Modern Architecture

A Concrete Atlantis: U.S. Industrial Building and European Modern Architecture

$75.00

Banham, Reyner

Cl. Cambridge, MA. 1986

Book ID: 3300

In this, his final scholarly book, written at SUNY Buffalo, Reyner Banham suggests how good Modern was before it went wrong. "Let us listen to the counsels of American engineers. But let us beware of American architects!" declared Le Corbusier, who like other European architects of his time believed that he saw in the work of American industrial builders a model of the way architecture should develop. It was a vision of an ideal world, a "concrete Atlantis" made up of daylight factories and grain elevators. First edition. Book is in very good condition, jacket is lightly sunned and worn along the spine.

266 pp., 128 B&W illus.