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John McAndrew's Modernist Vision

John McAndrew's Modernist Vision

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

Princeton Architectural Press


By Mardges Bacon


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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 redefining modernism in the United States from the 1930s onward. The designer of the Vassar College Art Library—arguably the first modern interior on a college campus—and the curator of architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1937 to 1941, McAndrew was instrumental in creating a distinct and innovative aesthetic that bridged the European modernist lineage and American regional vernacular. Providing a fascinating glimpse into McAndrew's life, his associations with important 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 mark on the evolution of American architecture.

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Format: Hardcover
Publication: October 2018
ISBN: 9781616896409