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Modern Architectural Forms of the Mid Century (Part 4)

We have dealt with various forms, styles, and ideals in modernist architecture in Parts 1, 2 and 3. We have yet to deal with a purely American Style that is spread all across the USA and especially represented in Sun Belt states that experienced a huge migration of people and industry from the east. Large […]

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Modern Architectural Forms of the Mid Century (Part 3)

The International Style I have never liked the designation “International Style”, in particular the “Style” part. We don’t refer to the period after the Renaissance as the “Baroque Style”. Modernism is more of a general term and refers to all of the different forms that architecture took in terms of the modern. “International” indicates that […]

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Modern Architectural Forms of the Mid Century (Part 2)

Modern Architectural Forms of the Mid Century (Part 2) In the previous part, Frank Lloyd Wright organic architecture was examined. His philosophy was deeply intertwined with his ideas on society and culture. However, Wright was not the only architect to advocate organic architecture. Below is a list of organic architects: Alvar Aalto   Arthur Dyson […]

Modern Architectural Forms of the Mid Century (Part 1)

This is an ongoing series of articles on the common architectural forms of Mid Century Modern. In this part we will examine what is called “Organic” and “Prairie” style architecture. Of course, Frank Lloyd Wright, (1867 – 1959), rightly comes to mind and the influence of organic architecture is widespread in the United States. [1] We see in […]