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A look at second generation Modernists architects and their impact on thinking in the United Kingdom and Europe. Architects during this period operated within a culture in which there was a strong sense of a collective social project—the welfare state—and yet a small number of emerging and established architects chose not to legitimise their professional activity through Welfarism. Their task was to revitalise architecture at its core. In their own way, James Stirling, the Smithsons and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe were at the forefront in setting the agenda for a reconstructed idea of modern culture tied to the history of innovation, intellectualism, will and agency. Their stance was, as with all significant artists, to give a voice and form to their particular epoch.
Period24 Oct 2014
Event typeConference
LocationVenice, ItalyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational