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European Modernism

Postby scowsa » Wed May 26, 2010 2:43 pm

I left the UK a good while ago, well aware of modernist furniture -- we had owned both Bertoia and Bruer chairs by then -- but knowing little about modernist architecture apart from some sense of Bauhaus.

Since then my wife and I have become more knowledgeable, both of US modernism and European -- including a great trip to Scandinavia a few years ago.
http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9693&highlight=

I have recently been watching a design history series from the UK that included Bauhaus but then went on to show film of the Weissenhof Estate -- an estate of working class housing which was built in Stuttgart in 1927. It was an international showcase of what later became known as the International style of modern architecture and includes works by Gropius, van de Rohe and Corbusier.

New to me so maybe to others on LoL.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weissenhof_Estate

plus a video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU0zJIYf5xI
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