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Modernism's Architecture Is from an Old Blueprint
by Erik Schaug
In my architectural history course I was taught that buildings—and the way they are grouped—reflect the beliefs, social values, and worldview of their time. If this is true, what does modern architecture say about us?
Arguably, the pivotal point that separated modern architecture from all that went before is the brief period when the Bauhaus was active in Weimar Germany soon after World War I. In that war's aftermath, old values were seen as outdated. Christianity was deemed to have . . .
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