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    Imperial Modernism

    Crinson, Mark (2016) Imperial Modernism. In: Bremner, G.A. (ed.) Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 198-238. ISBN 9780198713326.

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    Abstract

    Architectural Modernism related in complex ways to the late colonial context of the mid-twentieth century. This chapter explores the opportunities and visions invested in Modernism by both colonizers and the colonized, while relating these to the instrumental and exclusionary logic that gave Modernism such a powerful role within both the imperial apparatus and its succeeding post-colonial regimes. The relationship of Modernism and empire is thus understood in ways that open up or re-cast each other, especially in terms of metropolis and colony. It is in this spirit that the workings of the avantgarde, of official Modernism, of a climatically functional architecture for the tropics, of the vernacular, and of Modernism’s continuation after empire, are all treated.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > History of Art
    Research Centres and Institutes: Architecture, Space and Society, Centre for
    Depositing User: Mark Crinson
    Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 14:37
    Last Modified: 12 Jun 2021 23:50
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15947

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