John McAndrew’s Modernist Vision

Mardges Bacon


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. The designer of the Vassar College Art Library—arguably the first modern interior on a college campus—and 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.

Creator Bio

Mardges Bacon is Matthews Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Architecture at Northeastern University. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is the author of Le Corbusier in America: Travels in the Land of the Timid and Ernest Flagg: Beaux-Arts Architect and Urban Reformer.

Price £35.00
Format Hardback
Publication Date 2 October 2018
Pages 192
Height 9.5in
Width 7in
Rights Europe, Africa
ISBN-13 9781616896409