John McAndrew’s Modernist Vision
John McAndrews 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 Libraryarguably the first modern interior on a college campusand 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 McAndrews 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.
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.
|Publication Date||2 October 2018|