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John McAndrew's Modernist Vision Mardges Bacon

John McAndrew's Modernist Vision

From the Vassar College Art Library to the Museum of Modern Art in New York

Mardges Bacon

Details: Hardcover with jacket
Size: 7 X 9.5 IN
Pages: 192
Color: 143
Publication Date: 10/02/2018
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616896409

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John McAndrew's Modernist Vision tells the compelling story of the architect,scholar, and curator John McAndrew, who played a key role in redefiningmodernism in the United States from the 1930s onward. The designer of the VassarCollege Art Library---arguably the first modern interior on a college campus---andthe curator of architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1937to 1941, McAndrew was instrumental in creating a distinct and innovative aestheticthat bridged the European modernist lineage and American regional vernacular.Providing a fascinating glimpse into McAndrew's life, his associations withimportant 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 markon the evolution of American architecture.

Mardges Bacon is Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Architecture Emerita 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.

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Architectural Record

Although John McAndrew is one of the lesser known figures active during the rise of modernist architecture in the U.S. in the early to mid-20th century, this authoritative and engaging exploration brings to light his contributions as an architect, educator, and curator. Mardges Bacon illuminates his achievements as part of a fascinating sociocultural moment.